A freight train composed of 100 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) loaded with auto parts, plates, mechanical components and epidemic prevention and control supplies departed from Changchun International Land Port (CCILP) in Changchun, the capital of Northeast China’s Jilin province, on Jan 2. The train is bound for Germany, and its departure made it the first freight train to leave Changchun for Europe this year.
Since going into operation in 2015, the China-Europe trains (Changchun-Manzhouli-Europe) have carried more than 57,998 TEUs of goods, with a value of 13.5 billion yuan ($2.09 billion).
In 2020, the freight train service carried 9,804 TEUs of goods valuing about 3.09 billion yuan, with 107,900 metric tons, an increase of 11.6 percent over the previous year.
Among the goods exported, there were more than 90,000 boxes of epidemic prevention and control supplies with a weight of 891 tons and a value of 260.09 million yuan.
In 2021, CCILP will actively develop into a China-Europe train assembly center and promote international multimodal transport, international port customs clearance, container cargo distribution and logistics information releases.
The inland port will also build and improve the bulk commodity trading center, promote bulk commodity agglomeration, increase local tax revenue and employment opportunities and promote the real economy’s development.