A JSQ freight vehicle of China Railway Special Cargo Logistics Co., Ltd., loaded with 207 cars manufactured by Changan Automobile, left Yuzui Station in southwest China’s Chongqing on Thursday for its first pilot run to Moscow, Russia. Shipping time from Chongqing to Moscow will be reduced to 18 days using the China-Europe freight train service, compared to 35 days using marine shipping.
The same attempt has been going on for three months in Changsha, Hunan Province. From the first special train on March 23, as of June 20, 13 complete vehicle trains and 3,520 whole vehicles have been transported.
Due to the shortage of shipping channels, Geely Automobile once had a backlog of more than 3,000 vehicles that could not be exported on time. “For thousands of cars, every extra day’s parking means a lot of money.” Cheng Feng, head of customs affairs of Geely Automobile Company, said that in order to solve the export problem, the company proposed to Changsha Customs, hoping to use the so called JSQ freight vehicle of China Railway Special Cargo Logistics.
The average number of cars per container has been increased from 4 to 10, and the transportation cost has been reduced by more than 30%.