Xinyang-Wuhan-Shanghai-Thailand 'rail-river-sea' intermodal logistics channel launched

Source: | 2024-04-13 18:33

Around 3 pm on April 7, a train (No. 44047) fully loaded with quartz sand left Xinyang Station of China Railway Wuhan Bureau Group, marking the official launch of the Xinyang-Wuhan-Shanghai-Thailand "rail-river-sea" intermodal transportation. The cargo will be sent to Laem Chabang Port of Thailand finally via Wuhan and Shanghai successively.

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Xinyang is a pivotal transportation and logistics hub in Central Plains, where two major railway lines (Beijing-Guangzhou and Nanjing-Xi'an) meet. The rich commodities in its surrounding areas show strong foreign trade demand.

With the adjustment of China's transportation structure and the strategic deployment of the "road-rail" intermodal transportation system in recent years, Xinyang Business Department of Wuhan Railway Logistics Center, together with Xinyang Railway Station, has made a survey at Wuhan COSCO Shipping Lines Co Ltd to learn the specific needs of enterprises, such as cargo types, quantities, delivery time, etc. Besides, an information sharing platform has been built in Xinyang to help control over thereal-time logistics information and scientifically allocate resources, providing a solid backing for the smooth operation of this route.

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"The 'rail-river-sea' intermodal freight system has a huge transportation capacity with short transportation period, which reduces the damage of cargo and conforms to the concept of green development." Li Hao, manager of Xinyang Business Department of Wuhan Railway Logistics Center, said that the intermodal transportation can deliver the cargo from consignor to consignee directly without repeated loading and unloading, which not only shows obvious advantages in logistics efficiency and costsreduction, but also plays a positive role in the integration and rapid development of regional economy." (Chinese source: Henan Daily Reporter: Lu Song Translator: Zhao Hanqing & Yang Jiaxin Intern: Li Kai and Qiu Changqi Proofreader: Chen Xingjie)