China Launches Direct Cargo Route Linking Chengdu, Alma Ata

Authors: Xinhuanet

2018-08-24

A new freight train service linking southwest China's city of Chengdu with Alma Ata, the largest city in Kazakhstan, was launched August 22.
A train carrying air conditioners, elevators and excavating equipment departed from Chengxiang central railway station in Chengdu and will travel eight days to Alma Ata.
The route, part of the China-Europe route, serves the customized needs of companies in both cities and will operate regularly in the future, according to Zheng Shuangli, operation supervisor of the Chengdu International Railway Port Investment and Development Co,. Ltd.
The China-Europe freight trains made 2,490 round trips in the first half of 2018, growing 69 percent from a year ago, according to statistics released last month by the China's State Council Information Office.
Data showed that the number of trains returning from Europe doubled in this year's first half. The number of categories and quality of the goods has also been increasing.
(source: Xinhuanet, August 23, 2018)

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