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CR Transportation Coordination Committee
Post Time:10/07/2017 Browse Number:

    On May 26, the inaugural meeting of the China Railway Express Transportation Coordination Committee kicked off in Beijing. The committee was proposed by the China Railway Corporation,and was supported by seven railway companies which are located inYiwu, Chongqing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Suzhou, and Xian. Some related companies and institutions also participated in preparatory work for the inauguration.

  At the meeting, the committee set the following ten goals:first, to organize the transfer of goods; second, to open an information platform for international transport (Tel: 95306); third, to build an information sharing platform for refrigerated containers on the CR Express; fourth, to start an insurance service that would cover the whole journey; fifth, to promote the usage of the bill of arrival, so as to meet international requirements; sixth, to explore the possibility of a broad gauge railway in order to lower transport costs; seventh, to strengthen the capacity of price negotiation; eighth, to work together with all concerned parties on overseas operations; ninth, to popularize a systematic operations map; and tenth, to create new transportation corridors.

  So far, the CR Express has been in operation for six years, and 51 routes have been put into operation. According to the available statistics, trains have traveled between China and Europe 4,000 times, including trips to 28 domestic cities and 29 overseas cities in 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 starting 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 Jin Haiqiong, edited by Kendra Fiddler)

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