About 77,000 China-Europe freight train trips have been made in the past 10 years, serving 217 cities in 25 European countries, said an official with the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission. This was reported by the Xinhua News Agency.
“In the past 10 years, China-Europe freight trains have transported 7.31 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers of goods worth a total of US$340 billion,” said Cong Liang, deputy head of the commission, at the China-Europe Railway Express Cooperation Forum held in Lianyungang, East China’s Jiangsu Province.
He also stressed the importance of infrastructure construction, improved interconnectivity and diversified transport channels to enhance the competitiveness of China-Europe freight trains in the global market.
Under the theme “Deepening interconnectivity and promoting win-win cooperation”, the forum was hosted by the Commission, the Ministry of Transport, the General Administration of Customs, China State Railway Group and a number of local governments.