On the morning of August 16, a loud whistle signaled the departure of X9017 Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe (YXE) China Railway Express train from Yiwu Railway port, loaded with 100 TEUs of hardware, daily necessities, and the like. Bonded for five central Asian countries, this was the 66th train launched by the YXE Yiwu platform since the COVID outbreak of August 2 and the 1000th train of the Yiwu platform in 2022.
From August 2 to 16, the YXE Yiwu platform focused on routine tasks and kept four to six trains running steadily every day. As a result, a total of 66 trains were launched, increasing by 59.4% over the previous month and including 37 outbound trains and 29 return trains. (Text and photo by Mao Pengfei, translated by Marco Lovisetto, edited by Mariam Ayad)