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New Sea-Rail Transportation Route between Xinxiang and Detroit Opens

Source:Henan Daily Published:2020-05-21 15:12

New Sea-Rail Transportation Route between Xinxiang and Detroit Opens

目的地:美国底特律 河南新乡铁海国际联运班列首发

A China-Europe freight train (Xinxiang) carrying 70 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) of Henan-made products, such as auto parts and mechanical equipment, departed from the road-rail logistics center at the National Xinxiang Economic and Technological Development Zone towards the global market at 11:28 a.m., May 20.

大河网讯 5月20日上午11时28分,在位于国家新乡经济技术开发区的公铁物流港,满载着70TEU(20英尺长集装箱)汽车配件、机械设备等“河南造”产品的中欧班列(新乡号),再次缓缓开出,加速驶向国际市场。

New sea-rail transportation route between Xinxiang and Detroit opens. [Photo by Zhao Tongzeng]

“These goods will be transported to Huangdao Port in Qingdao via Xinxiang-Shijiusuo (Rizhao) railway line after a day, and then shipped to Detroit by sea.” According to the Party Working Committee of Xinxiang Economic and Technological Development Zone, it was the first freight mission undertaken by China-Europe freight train (Xinxiang) for Henan’s “Maritime Silk Road” with “railway+sea” transport system which has become a new import-export channel in Henan.


Transport by sea only costs 1/3 of that by rail regardless of cost of loading and unloading, so sea-rail intermodal transport will greatly reduce the logistics costs. Besides, the destinations of China-Europe freight train (Xinxiang) will no longer be limited to the five Central Asian countries since then.


It is worth noting that the sea-rail intermodal transport also realized “one-stop” declaration in Xinxiang with relevant capacity and qualification. Since the freight procedures have been simplified and relevant processes reduced, the shipping time will be further shortened.


Since the opening of the first China-Europe freight train (Xinxiang) on March 28, 2018, it has achieved a regular operation (4-6 outbound trips a month) and welcomed its first inbound trip (1 inbound trip a month) on April 3, 2019, beginning a round-trip operation.


The opening of China-Europe freight train (Xinxiang) for sea-rail intermodal transport has guaranteed the logistics for enterprises in Xinxiang and even north Henan and effectively enhanced the competitiveness of outbound enterprises, which will attract more sources from the surrounding areas.

中欧班列(新乡号)铁海国际联运班列的开行,为新乡乃至豫北地区企业发展提供了新的重要物流保障,有效增强了出口企业在国际市场的竞争力,将对周边货源形成较大“吸引力”。(记者 赵同增 翻译 赵汉青 审校 李文竞)

Editor:Zhao Hanqing