Cross – border e-commerce – The new silk road – 11179 km special train for IT products to Europe and Car, Wine and Coffe import to China.
”The train will travel at 120 kilometers per hour, the top speed for cargo trains [in China],” the train’s operator told the Global Times shortly before departure.
The train will traverse a meandering track through China for about two days before exiting the country at the Alataw Pass in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. It will then pass through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Poland before reaching its ultimate destination in Duisbourg Germany- 14 days later..every day exept Tuesdays.
At the Alataw Pass, the containers will be loaded onto trains from Kazakhstan to cope with the wide gauge in the country. The locomotive and trailers will stay in China.
This railway, one of many Sino-European rail links, is known as the Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe International Railway, or Yuxinou. The route is the first among all such rail links and it currently handles about 80 percent of total cargo volumes from China.
In the first four months of 2016, 83 trains carrying 6,948 TEUs in goods worth $549 million left Chongqing for Europe, data from the Chongqing Customs District showed.
Chongqing, China’s only inland municipality, is the fastest growing locality on the mainland. In 2015, its GDP grew by 11 percent, 4.1 percentage points higher than the national average.
The city has become China’s largest automobile producer, according to media reports. It also manufactures about 40 percent of the world’s laptops and 30 percent of China’s motorcycles.
The Yuxinou links Europe, Central Asia, Russia and China. It is a tangible, beneficial example of China’s ”One Belt and One Road” (B&R) initiative, experts said.
Formally called the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, the B&R initiative was proposed in 2013. source China Focus Bloomberg Businessweek