|he Development of CRE Trains|
Every evening, Yiwu Railway Port is filled with freight traffic. Among the busy crowd, Huang Dong operates a reach stacker with a weight of 70 tons, which is the main equipment used to lift China Railway Express (CRE)containers. As a driver from Yiwu International Landport Group, he has witnessed the changes and development of the CRE.
Thanks to Yiwu’s construction of the World’s Small Commodities Capitaland the cultivation of new development momentum, the China Railway Expresshas grown from scratch, developed steadily, and continuously increased the number of CRE trains traveling to and from Europe. On November 18, 2014, the first CRE train departed from Yiwu to Madrid, which marked the official opening of the CRE. As the number of CRE trains continues to grow, an increasing number of commodities made in China are exported to the world, and imported goods are brought back. During the 13th Five-Year Plan, with the in-depth advancement of the Belt and Road Initiative, the CRE has become the company with the most international railway lines and delivers the most types of goods from China. (Translated by Wei Han, edited by Kendra Fiddler)