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Changsha sees increase in China-Europe freight train service

Source:Hunan Daily
Updated:2022-02-14 08:49:55

The China-Europe freight train service in Changsha remained in operation during the seven-day Spring Festival holiday. Fifteen China-Europe freight trains to and from Changsha had been operated during the holiday, a year-on-year increase of 34%. The freight trains carried goods worth 51.12 million USD. This effectively met the shipping needs of enterprises and ensured the smooth flow of international logistics channels.

As snow and ice hit many places around the Spring Festival holiday, relevant departments of Changsha worked overtime to ensure the regular operation of China-Europe freight trains. During the holiday, the trains departed from Changsha to Russia, Belarus, Poland, Ukraine and other countries. This helped satisfy the demands for trade with countries and regions along the Belt and Road in Eurasia, and ensured the stability of the global industrial chain and supply chain.

In view of the risk of imported COVID-19 cases, a contactless transport organization mode was adopted to ensure the safe and orderly operation of the trains.

Changsha handled 1,030 China-Europe freight trains in 2021, rising 94.34% from the same period last year and hitting a record high. The transported goods were valued at 2.769 billion USD, and weighed 680,300 tons. The cumulative number of freight trains stood at the national forefront. Throughout the year, 90 customized trains were arranged for Hunan’s manufacturing enterprises including Sany, Zoomlion and Geely. This further gave play to the role of China-Europe freight trains as an important strategic transport channel; ensured the smooth flow of the global supply chain and industrial chain; and, facilitated the rapid development of Hunan’s export-oriented economy.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen