China-Laos (Zhengzhou-Vientiane) freight train to run according to train diagram since April 11

Source: | 2024-04-15 18:24

On April 11, a train (No. 80031) left Putian Railway Station of China Railway Zhengzhou Bureau Group with 45 containers or 1,180 tons of cargo, including mechanical spare parts, ceramic and glass products, gauze, freezers, washing machines and dried shiitake mushrooms, etc., marking the official launch of the first China-Laos (Zhengzhou-Vientiane) international freight train operating according to the train diagram.

With 3 trips scheduled per week, the train departs from Putian Railway Station in Zhengzhou and arrives in Vientiane (capital of Laos) via Putian, Shiquan, Anshun, Mohan and Boten. The whole journey lasts 114 hours, covering 5 overseas stations, namely Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Phonhong, Vang Vieng and Nateuy. According to the train diagram, consignors could enjoy the five "fixed services" (fixed station, fixed route, fixed train, fixed time and fixed price). The information of the train will be available on 95306 China Railway Freight Website.

On March 12, 2022, the first China-Laos (Zhengzhou-Vientiane) international freight train full of plastic and rubber products left Putian Railway Station in Zhengzhou for Vientiane via Mohan Port in Yunnan province. By the end of March, 2024, 231 trips have been made, including 212 outbound trips and 19 inbound ones, with a cargo value of 95 million US dollars and a cargo weight of 124.2 thousand tons. Since 2022, the export goods are mainly chemicals, plant products, gypsum,ceramic and glass products, plastic and rubber products, machinery and its spare parts; the import goods are mainly textile products, machinery and its spare parts, plastic and rubber products, plant products, etc. The categories of cargo become more diverse.

The operation of the train according to the train diagram has facilitated enterprises along the route for accessing raw materials, which could reduce production costs and shorten logistics time, enabling them to develop overseas markets and further increasing their profits. (Chinese source: Reporter: Zhu Chuanpeng Translator: Yang Jiaxin Intern: Qiu Changqi Proofreader: Chen Xingjie)