China rail-sea intermodal trains ship 191,000 containers in Q1
A total of 191,000 TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) containers have been transported by rail-sea intermodal trains along the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor from January to March, up 11.7 percent year-on-year, according to the China Railway Nanning Group.
The rail operation map was adjusted for the April-June period and four new trains departed from the Qinzhou Port in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. At present, 16 trains are plying along the corridor, according to the railway group.
Launched in 2017, the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor is a trade and logistics passage jointly built by provincial-level regions in western China and ASEAN members.
With booming trade, the number of train trips in the rail-sea intermodal service of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor has surged from 178 in 2017 to 8,820 in 2022.