Liuzhou rail-sea freight route starts normal operation

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Updated: 2020-01-20

The Liuzhou rail-sea freight route started normal operation on Jan 17, as the third train of this week departed from Liuzhou to Qinzhou Port in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

The train was loaded with 48 40-foot containers of auto spare parts from SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (SGMW), which will be imported directly to Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Liuzhou rail-sea freight route was put into trial operation in September 2019 and has been used to serve SGMW and Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Co. By the end of Jan 17, the freight route has conducted four upstream trains and three downstream trains.

It only takes 20 days to transport from SGMW's Liuzhou factory to Jakarta, reducing expenses compared with traditional methods of transporting goods to Guangzhou or Shenzhen by car before being imported. 

The normal operation of the train will further deepen the relationships among Liuzhou and other logistics nodes along the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor in West China, as well as lower regional logistics cost. 

Liuzhou, being one of the seven automobile industry demonstration bases in China, has a production capability of 2.5 million finished vehicles. 

"The operation of the freight route will offer stable logistical support for products made in Liuzhou to be promoted on the global stage," said a person in charge of the Beibu Gulf Port Group. 

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The Liuzhou rail-sea freight route starts normal operation on Jan 17 in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. [Photo by Wu Jian/gxnews.com.cn]