|YXE and Sea-Rail Transport Has Achieved Great Success|
Since the beginning of this year, under the pressures of COVID-19 and turbulent international situations, the Yiwu Market Development Committee (YMDC) has implemented precise measures to ensure the high-quality operation of the Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe Express (YXE) and rail-sea combined transport. From January to June a total of 808 trips of the YXE were launched from the Yiwu platform and 66,700 TEUs were shipped, a year-on-year increase of 9.5%. From January 1 to June 29 a total of 40,012 TEUs were shipped by the Yiwu-Ningbo sea-rail intermodal train, a year-on-year increase of 51.02%. This success was achieved within half a year.
YXEE Made its 808th Trip
On the morning of June 30, loaded with 100 TEUs, the special train YXE X8020 of the series of Outbound Express Customs Clearance passed the regulations of Yiwu Customs and departed from Yiwu West Railway Station. The train passed through the Dzungarian Gate and headed to Madrid, which is 13,052 kilometers away. This is the first special train on the Yiwu platform of the YXE and the 808th trip made throughout this year.
At the Dzungarian Gate, a shipment of goods was processed through the “railway entry express customs clearance” mode, and the YXE train entered the country smoothly. It is the first time in Zhejiang that the China-Europe YXE train has implemented the two-way logistics model with fast customs clearance.
Since the beginning of this year, the YMDC has paid close attention to the international situation and the changes in the pandemic situation to promote the quality and efficiency of the YXE train. YMDC has strengthened cooperation with well-known enterprises such as Sinotrans and importers of bulk commodities to actively expanded the supply of goods for the return trips of trains. It has strengthened the overall planning of the province’s supply of goods, vigorously promoted the “YXE +” train model, launched the first YXE train for Taizhou, innovated the “whole train transfer” mode for the sea-rail intermodal train and the YXE train, realized the two-way business linkage of sea-rail transport, and effectively reduced the wait time of operations of container loading and unloading and the logistics cost of enterprises. Owing to its quality and efficiency, the train was selected as one of the “Top Ten” achievements in the China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone.
Speed up the Construction of the Sixth Port Area
YMDC implemented work arrangements and comprehensively promoted the construction of the Sixth Port Area. The support policy for the Sixth Port Area of the Ningbo Zhoushan Port has achieved its initial results, and the Cargo Charges Correction Advice (CCA) model for the process of shipping from Yiwu has been promoted. Seven shipping companies including COSCO Shipping and Maersk have issued full bills of lading in Yiwu. Bills of lading through sea-rail transport accounted for over 55% of the total. Three shipping companies have carried out CCA mode test of the whole road logistics. Yiwu has promoted the development and upgrading of sea-rail intermodal transport and established the Yiwu International Highway-Rail Intermodal Transportation Co. with Ningbo International Logistics Co. They will carry out in-depth cooperation in the sea-rail intermodal transport business. The Yiwu “CMA CGM” sea-rail combined transport train made one trip per week and served the city’s photovoltaic industry while creating customized sea-rail combined transport products. By relying on the sea-rail combined transportation, the collection and customs-transit business of various trade methods such as “market procurement + cross-border e-commerce” can be realized.
Next, the YMDC will continue to deepen the reform of the integration of customs, port, and shipping services, speed up the cultivation of public space booking platforms, expand “one-stop” port and shipping services, and promote the incremental efficiency of rail-sea intermodal trains. (Source: Yiwu Market Development Committee, translated by Zhang Jiajia, edited by Daniel Haws)