China-Europe freight trains help stabilize global supply chain

The base where China-Europe freight trains are ready to depart in Shenyang the provincial capital has seen constant departures since early April as the novel coronavirus outbreak ebbs away.

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SHENYANG (Metro Rail News): The base where China-Europe freight trains are ready to depart in Shenyang the provincial capital has seen constant departures since early April as the novel coronavirus outbreak ebbs away.

With the global supply chain being affected through the restrictions in the land, air, and port travel because of the global pandemic China-Europe railway has been playing a major important role as declared by experts.

The train was performed by different sections staff that means it does not need to cross-border personnel health inquiries giving it advantages throughout the pandemic, said Shan Jing an industry insider. A total of 809 China-Europe freight trains transporting 73,000 containers were shipped over China, in March. Both numbers hit a monthly release.

At the Shenyang logistics base, trains depart to travel by Russia, Belarus, Poland & now reach Germany in around eighteen days. As of 13th of April, a total of 130 trains transporting 11,200 standard containers had diverged from the base. “The province carries a stable number of 5 trains every week,” replied He Ruofan, a business manager.

The stable work has given the route a top choice for several Chinese enterprises, stated Yao Xiang, a manager with logistics group Sinotrans’s northeast company. “Multiple shipping routes have been cancelled, and the remainder is very costly amid the epidemic,” stated Yao, noting the cost for air cargo surged 5-10 times the normal price as flights reduced from China-Europe.

With expanding departing trains, returning trains on the route have also been growing, Yao replied. With the 130 trains that have been transferred from the Shenyang base yet, this yr 33 returned, carrying construction supplies, car parts, mechanical equipment, and regular products.

As of 18th of April, a total of 448,000 pieces of medical equipment weighing 1,440 tonnes had been sent to European countries through the route, as per China State Railway Group Company, Limited. “China-Europe freight trains have given great service capabilities throughout the epidemic,” replied Shan.

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