Sea-rail freight trains of land-sea trade corridor exceed 5,000
A container cargo ship unloads. [Photo by Xu Zhengyan/chinanews.com]
According to the China Railway Nanning Group Co, the total number of sea-rail combined trains on the New Land-Sea Trade Corridor in western China, a major international transport passage launched in 2017, has exceeded 5,000.
The land-sea trade corridor forms an interconnected network of railways, ports, and pipeline networks. It has achieved full coverage of major ports in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia, connecting 14 provinces and regions in China and reaching 203 ports in 83 countries around the world.
China Railway Nanning Group Co and Guangxi Beibu Gulf International Port Group have worked hard to bring goods to the Beibu Gulf and build the corridor into a trade channel connecting China and ASEAN with the quickest and best service and the best price.
The China Railway Nanning Group Co has completed a number of major projects since 2017 and the Beibu Gulf International Port Group has invested a total of 5.8 billion yuan ($817.84 million) to enhance the port and distribution functions over the past three years. At present, there are 82 productive berths and 110 dedicated railway lines operating in Beibu Gulf ports.
The two companies have also jointly established a unified operating model and rules to reduce integrated logistics costs for enterprises, and effectively promoted the rapid growth of the throughput of Beibu Gulf ports.
China Railway Nanning Group Co has implemented preferential policies for stable prices, applying for 30 freight rate downward projects for goods passing through. Beibu Gulf International Port Group has issued policies to lower container operating fees, exempt terminal trucks for loading and unloading of containers, and extend the heap free period.
In the first quarter of this year, Beibu Gulf ports became the only one in China's coastal areas that maintained double-digit growth in container throughput.