Fast train to Europe elevates Chengdu to the status of international trade hub

Nie Zheng|ChinaNews|Published:2018-03-23 09:15:38


The Chengdu International Railway Port (Provided by the Publicity Department of Qingbaijiang District of Chengdu)

Located in the capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the Chengdu International Railway Port in Qingbaijiang District serves as a major channel and an important gateway for westbound international trade along the Silk Road Economic Belt in China’s inland areas. Relying on these advantages, Qingbaijiang District has thrived and rapidly grown into an international trade hub.

On December 27, 2017, the 1,000th train of the Chengdu-Europe Railway Express loaded with dozens of containers slowly departed from the Chengdu International Railway Port. The event marked the realization of the goal of running 1,000 cargo trains from Chengdu to Europe by the end of 2017. 

The Chengdu International Railway Port has already set up a Y-shaped  extensive international logistics network that extends to the heart of Europe to the west, Russia to the north, and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to the south. Sixteen international routes have been launched, including the ASEAN rail-sea cargo link, "Chengdu-Euro +" ASEAN international railway, and rail links that connect Chengdu to Lodz, Nuremberg, Tilburg, Moscow, Mara, Istanbul, Minsk, Smogan, Almaty, Prague, Tomsk, Tashkent, Ghent and Milan.


The Chengdu International Railway Port (Provided by the Publicity Department of Qingbaijiang District of Chengdu)

In 2018, the port will be committed to improving the layout of its three-tier network extending between Chengdu and Europe and establish a more comprehensive range of overseas cargo and logistics services.

Marasevich in Poland will be regarded as a primary node city for service outreach throughout Europe. 

The secondary node cities will mainly include Lodz and Poznan in Poland, Ghent in Belgium, Tilburg in the Netherlands, Lyon in France, Nuremberg, Hamburg and Duisburg in Germany, Milan in Italy, London in UK, and etc. Products will primarily be transported on rail-rail and rail-highway links.

Tertiary service nodes will be set up, with integrated rail-highway links as the main mode of transportation, to cover cities in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, and Romania. The reach of the service network in Europe will extend effectively to the supply and distribution terminals.(Kevin)

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