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China-Europe freight train services report robust growth in first 4 months

Source:Xinhua 2024-05-14

This photo taken on April 19, 2024 shows a China-Europe freight train departing from east China's Shanghai. (Xinhua)

BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- China-Europe freight train services saw solid growth from January to April this year, with continuous improvements to the transport capacity, efficiency and service quality.

The number of China-Europe freight train services increased by 10 percent year on year to 6,184 trips in the first four months of 2024, the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (China Railway) said on Monday.

About 675,000 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) of goods were transported through the freight trains during this period, up 11 percent from a year ago, according to the company.

By the end of April, some 89,000 China-Europe freight train trips had been completed in total, serving 223 cities across 25 European countries, according to China Railway. 

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