|CRE Will Run 1,200 Times in 2020|
October 21st marked the 1000th successful China Railway Express (CRE) trip. The train was loaded with 84 TEUs of daily necessities, textiles, toys, and more. It departed from Yiwu West Railway Station and will arrive after 15 days in Minsk, Belarus, by passing through Manzhouli Port in Inner Mongolia. As of October 21, the CRE starting from Yiwu has carried out 348 round trips and shipped a total of 83,000 TEUs, with a year-over-year increase of 203%. The shipping volume accounts for about 10% of the total nationwide. It is estimated that the CRE will run around 1,200 times this year.
Since the CRE’s first run of the year on February 10, the CRE has shown strong growth momentum. According to statistics, from January to August this year, there were 522 trains of CRE, shipping 43,124 TEUs in total, a year-over-year increase of 188.7%. Since June, the loading capacity of CRE has set new records: 329 TEUs carried at once, 6 trains running in a single day, and 100 runs in a single month. (By Zhang Heng, translated by Zhang Jiajia, edited by Kendra Fiddler)