Guangxi to open more than 2,000 sea-rail trains in 2019
According to its commerce department, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region plans to open more than 2,000 trains for sea-rail combined transport on the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor this year, receiving and sending more than 100,000 TEUs of containers.
To achieve its goal, Guangxi will improve the core competitiveness of the Land-Sea Trade Corridor through various measures, including expanding operations, reducing costs and optimizing service, as well as promoting its informatization level.
Guangxi will speed up the construction of dry ports and overseas warehouses. It will build and operate five dry ports in central and western China before the end of this year, as well as promote the construction of a number of overseas warehouses in ASEAN countries. It will also open more trains to Singapore and Vietnam, as well as open more cross-border road transport shuttle routes to Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.
Guangxi will carry out special actions to reduce expenses and improve services this year according to the requirements of the Land-Sea Trade Corridor proposed by the government. The region is also accelerating the construction of a smart information system for port operation and strives to launch it by the end of the year.
From January to July, Beibu Gulf Port opened a total of 1,172 trains to five provinces and cities in the country such as Chongqing and Sichuan, achieving a cargo throughput of 113.03 million tons and a container throughput of 1.92 million boxes. In the first half of the year, the number of inbound and outbound vehicles at the land ports of Guangxi was 1.18 million, an increase of 2.2 times, while the cargo volume was 2.31 million tons, an increase of 15.9 percent.
A truck is passing the China-Vietnam Port in Guangxi through the special channel for international freight. [Photo by Zhong Xin/chinanews.com]
Guangxi opens sea-rail trains to Mexico. [Photo/gx.people.cn]