Multimodal freight train heading for Moscow

Updated 2018-01-06 12:01:02 China Daily

China COSCO Shipping Corp Ltd's first China-Russia multimodal transportation service kicked off on Friday from Tianjin, headed for Moscow with 46 containers measuring 40 feet (1,220 cm) long.

The train will also stop in Ereenhot, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region; Zamyn-Uud, Mongolia; and Naushki, Russia.

It will take 14 days to complete the 7,600 kilometer trip to Moscow.

The train will start once each week from Tianjin and Moscow.

The first train is loaded with automobile parts, telecom equipment, craftsmanship works, garments and electronic appliances shipped by COSCO Shipping from southern and eastern China to Tianjin, according to Liang Yongcen, president of the Tianjin Port Group.

The Tianjin Port will significantly benefit from the China-Mongolia-Russia Corridor and it is beefing up efforts to enhance the strength of the multimodal transportation services, thanks to the Belt and Road Initiative, Liang said.

COSCO Shipping and China Railway Corp recently announced enhancements to their partnership in train and rail services.

More multimodal transportation services are in the pipeline from Shanghai, Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, and Qingdao, Shandong province, connecting ports and railways, said Huang Xiaowen, vice-president of COSCO Shipping.

Just one day before the multimodal train left Tianjin for Moscow, Zhengzhou, capital of Central China's Henan province, and Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province, opened their first 2018 freight train services to Europe.

Those services have seen a big jump in numbers. During 2017, 3,600 China-Europe freight trains offered their services, surpassing the total number of combined runs from the previous six years.

Wu Jingyu, director of the Coordination Center of China-Europe Freight Train Service under the China Communication and Transportation Association, said the surge in train services has significantly benefited from government subsidies.

He told National Business Daily that some train lines are in losses and many companies are not upbeat about the existing economic returns.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58November 13 2018 08:48:27

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16November 13 2018 08:48:27

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18November 13 2018 08:48:27

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords