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Duisburg, March 21, 2014 – As part of his five day trip to Europe, the Chinese president is also visiting Duisburg on March 29 in addition to Brussels, Paris and Berlin. Logport in Duisburg is the only company visit the Chinese president is making during his trip. It underlines the importance of Sino-German trade relations and the special role of the largest inland port in the world for trade with China. At the center of his visit to Duisburg is the arrival of the “Yuxinou Train”, which travels up to three times a week between Chongqing in Central China and Duisburg. “Through this train connection, which the Chinese are already describing as the new Silk Road, China and Germany have come closer together,” emphasizes Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG. “The Yuxinou Train is proof that every distance can be overcome, no matter how far, if you create connections that bring benefits for both sides.”