Chinese mainland to open new shipping route to Taiwan

Editor:Sharon Lee
Updated:2017-12-26 09:14:11

°°°°FUZHOU -- The Chinese mainland will open a new shipping route to Taiwan to facilitate cross-Straits cargo transport.

°°°°A ro-ro cargo vessel named "Taipei Express" will set sail from Pingtan free trade zone in East China's Fujian province for Taipei later this week, with scheduled sailings three times a week.

°°°°The service will be jointly operated by Taiwan Wagon Group and Pingtan Transportation Group. The cargo ship to be used in the service has a maximum container carrying capacity of 230 TEUs and can cross the Straits in six hours.

°°°°Pintan, an island about 126 kilometers away from Taiwan, has been working to promote the cross-Strait logistics in recent years. In October, Pingtan set up a commercial warehouse in Taipei.