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Transport Coordination Committee Founded
Post Time:13/06/2017 Browse Number:

On May 26, a conference inaugurating the China Railway Express Transport CoordinationCommittee was held in Beijing. Yang Changjun, director of the Development Bureau of Yiwu Lugang District, and leaders from the Yiwu Land Port Bureau attended the conference.

       The idea of founding a committee was put forth by China Railway and supported by the branch companies of the CR Express in Yiwu, Chongqing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Suzhou, and Xi’an. Some related companies and institutions also participated in the preparatory work of the inauguration.

       During the conference, the committee set the following ten goals:

  1. To organize the transfer of goods

  2. To open an information platform for international transport (Tel: 95306)

  3. To build an information sharing platform for refrigerated containers on the CR Express

  4. To start an insurance service that would last for the duration of the journey

  5. To promote the usage of the bill of landing (B/L), so as to meet international requirements

  6. To explore the possibility of a broad gauge railway in order to lower the transport cost

  7. To strengthen the capacity of price negotiation

  8. To work together with all concerned parties on overseas operations

  9. To popularize systematic operation maps

  10. To create new transport corridors

       So far, the CR Express has been in operation for six years. According to the available statistics, it has traveled to and from China and Europe 4,000 times, including trips to 28 domestic cities and 29 overseas cities from 11 countries. On average, nine cargo trains pull out of the station every day. From its first day in operation to May 13, the cargo train, which starts from Yiwu, has traveled 179 times with 14,240 containers, including 145 outward trips with 12,606 containers and 35 return trips with 1,634 containers. (Translated by Li Ziyi, edited by Xiamara Hohman)

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