Chengdu-Europe Freight Train to Offer Return Service

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-10-29

A conference to promote the Chengdu-Europe express rail cargo service and Chengdu railway port was held at the Chengdu Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Center on October 25.
Themed “Chengdu-Europe Silk Road, Global Success”, a conference to promote the Chengdu-Europe express rail cargo service and Chengdu railway port was held at the Chengdu Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Center on October 25.
Nearly 300 participants from foreign consulates and domestic chambers of commerce and business associations in Chengdu, officials from departments directly under the Central Government, delegates from provinces or autonomous regions to the 15th Western China International Fair, and executives from famous logistics companies at home and abroad, attended the event to seek opportunities of common development.
This year,the running time of the Chengdu-Europe express freight trains is anticipated to be reduced to 10 days. A once-weekly return service will be offered within the year, and when the operation is stable the return trains will run twice a week next year, according to an official from the city’s logistics management office.
At the conference, the Chengdu Municipal Government signed cooperative agreements separately with Kunming, Yunnan Province and Guiyang, Guizhou Province, to jointly promote the trade and economic exchange between western China and European countries via the express rail cargo service between Chengdu and Europe. The move is believed to strengthen the common development in the logistics industry of the three cities.

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