|CRE Steps in for 2020 Shipping|
On the afternoon of September 2, China Railway Express (CRE) Train X8074, loaded with 100 TEUs of daily necessities and production supplies, departed from Yiwu, Zhejiang.
According to Yiwu Timex Industrial Investment Co., Ltd., the CRE line has registered 529 trains traveling so far this year, shipping 43,802 TEUs, a year-over-year increase of 186.5%. Since June 2020, the highest single-day volume of railroad cars coming to Yiwu reached 329, the highest single-day shipping volume reached 6 trains, and the highest single-month shipping volume exceeded 100 trains.
Due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, a large number of international flights and shipping to and from China have been suspended and reduced, resulting in poor logistics and shrinking trade. CRE trains have taken on the responsibility of international mail delivery, showing their advantage in international rail transportation. (By Zhao Yue, translated by Wei Han, edited by Kendra Fiddler)