China-Europe Freight Trains Grow Over 40%


China-Europe freight trains grew more the 40% in the first half of 2021, according to China’s top economic regulator.

Jin Xiandong, spokesman with the National Development and Reform Commission, told a news conference that China-Europe freight trains have played a crucial role in stabilizing international industrial and supply chains.

The train links have become increasingly important in connecting the two continents and assist in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as the pandemic choked international air and maritime transport, Jin added.

Europe-Bound Freight Trains Passing China’s Largest Land Port Rise 60.4 percent

According to Jin, a total of 7,323 China-Europe freight train trips were made in the first half of 2021, up 43 percent year-on-year.

These trains carried 701,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit containers of goods, up 52 percent from a year earlier. And a total of 12.32 million pieces and 96,000 metric tons of anti-pandemic supplies were sent through the route.

With a 98 percent comprehensive heavy container rate, the trains reached 23 countries and 168 cities in Europe, the NDRC data showed.


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