The launch of the new service comes after the 2013 introduction of a new weekly service from Zhengzhou to Hamburg.
Hamburg Economy, Traffic and Innovation city councillor Dr Bernd Egert said: "Today, Hamburg is not only a destination but also a starting point for goods exchange with China by rail."
The 41-container train service will transport industrial robots and other goods for an international technology firm and will be available as a ‘multi-customer-train’ for future customers.
This freight train takes 17 days to reach Zhengzhou, while covering a distance of 10,214km and passing through countries such as Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan.
DB mobility logistics transportation and logistics management board member Dr Karl-Friedrich Rausch said: "The ever-increasing goods traffic with China offers a lot of potential, and at the same time we see an increase for transports to China by rail as well."
Since 2011, DB Schenker has been operating weekly block-train services between China and Germany on a regular basis.
DB Schenker ‘s trains have carried a total of 40,000 containers between China and Europe from 2012 to 2014 and the company employs more than 5,000 co-workers in the 160 sites in 62 Chinese cities.
Image: Dr Karl-Friedrich Rausch and Henan Xie Fuzhan started the first trip. Photo: courtesy of DB Schenker .