A new cargo consolidation hub for the China-Europe freight trains on Saturday was put into operation in Shenyang, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning Province. A train carrying 55 containers left for Russia on Saturday morning, marking the inauguration of the China-Europe freight train (Shenyang) Hub, reported Xinhua News.
The hub covers a total land area of 92,000 square meters, including 80,000 square meters under customs supervision. The hub is large enough for the storage of 3,000 twenty-foot equivalent units at the same time, with the capacity of handling 1,000 China-Europe freight trains every year, said Li Haiping, deputy manager of the operation department with the China-Europe freight train (Shenyang) Hub Construction and Operation Co., Ltd.
The operation of the hub can further meet the needs of the development of China-Europe freight trains in Shenyang, and lays a solid foundation to create a “road-rail-sea” multimodal international logistics hub with the logistics services linking Shenyang and sea ports of Yingkou and Dalian in Liaoning, said Li.