|CMA CGM Train Now Operating Weekly|
At 10 a.m. on January 15, the first weekly block train 81942 CMA CGM departed from Yiwu West Railway Station to Ningbo-Zhoushan Port with 90 TEUs of export goods. With export orders increasing significantly, the export business has developed rapidly. The train had operated on a monthly basis but will now be operating on a weekly basis, opening a new chapter in Yiwu-Ningbo-Zhoushan rail transportation.
On September 25, 2020, the Yiwu CMA CGM train was successfully launched. This special train was named after CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container liner company. Carried to Ningbo-Zhoushan Port by the train, the export goods were then transported by a huge international ship.
Ningbo-Zhoushan Port has the largest throughput worldwide. As an important hub of the Belt and Road, and a bridgehead for the province’s opening to the world, Yiwu is the world’s largest distribution center of small commodities. The special train has joined forces with giant companies in the international shipping industry, and has opened special trains for the world’s top five shipping companies successively. Among them, the CMA CGM became the first company in the shipping industry in Yiwu Railway Port to operate the special train on a weekly basis. (Translated by Zhang Jiajia, edited by Kendra Fiddler)
Photographed by Lu Lei