A China-Europe freight prepare is seen on this picture. (Photograph/xjdaily.com)
Practically 9,000 freight trains between China and Europe had been operated from January to July, a slight improve amid sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks in China within the first half of the yr, nationwide railway operator China State Railway Group mentioned on Tuesday.
The group operated 8,990 trains and delivered 869,000 20-foot equal models of products, posting a year-on-year improve of three p.c and 4 p.c, respectively.
Among the many trains, 1,517 had been operated in July and 149,000 TEUs of products had been outbound, up 11 p.c and 12 p.c year-on-year respectively. Each figures are historic highs.
In keeping with the group’s freight division, the corporate has carried out the central authorities’s demand to stabilize the nation’s economic system this yr, enhancing the event of freight prepare providers between China and Europe and selling the providers’ high-quality improvement.
The handy and economical cross-border logistics service has ensured the graceful circulation of the worldwide industrial provide chain and supplied robust assist to the high-quality improvement of the Belt and Highway Initiative.
To spice up the service’s improvement, worldwide railway cooperation, such because the cooperation mechanism from seven nations, has been improved to broaden abroad routes. Various transport modes, reminiscent of railway-and-port joint transport, have been promoted. The service’s community has now reached 200 cities in 24 nations in Europe.
The corporate has developed its worldwide logistics enterprise, explored new sources of abroad cargo, optimized abroad container administration, elevated the variety of returned trains, and promoted the balanced transportation of two-way journeys. About 12 p.c extra journeys are made to Europe than to China.
The railway ports bordering neighboring nations, reminiscent of Manzhouli within the Interior Mongolia autonomous area and Alataw Move within the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous area, have improved services to boost transport capability and effectivity.
The group will proceed to advertise China-Europe freight trains, strengthen infrastructure building, improve worldwide cooperation, enhance the standard and effectivity of prepare operations, and contribute to secure financial and social improvement, the corporate mentioned.
On Monday, a prepare filled with vehicle elements, together with windshields and tires, departed from Changchun, Jilin province, and is scheduled to reach in Nuremberg, Germany, after 26 days, based on native media studies.
It was the primary particular China-Europe freight prepare crammed with vehicle elements tailor-made for export from enterprises in Jilin, and carried elements price about 15.4 million yuan ($2.3 million).
Jilin is certainly one of China’s industrial hubs with world-class vehicle manufacturing enterprises.