Hohhot restores China-Europe freight train service
The Qingcheng China-Europe freight train recently achieved restored operations, with a one round trip per month, according to a statement released by the commerce bureau of Hohhot.
The train, launched last year in Hohhot – capital of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region – marks the opening of the city's direct China-Europe freight train service and has so far made six trips.
At present, the goods carried by the train mainly come from Bayannuur city and include sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hardware and daily necessities.
By end-May, the Qingcheng China-Europe freight train had transported a total of 448 twenty food equivalents – or TEUs – of goods worth $8.35 million.
In recent years, Hohhot's foreign trade has grown steadily and its cross-border e-commerce has developed rapidly. The coverage of its international express business has gradually expanded from the United States and Australia to Germany, the United Kingdom and Central Asia, Russia and other countries and regions.
The Qingcheng freight train, starting at Shaliang logistics park in Hohhot city, has reportedly opened a new cross-border freight transportation channel.
Moreover, it is seen as being of great importance to boosting China's new dual circulation development system, in which the domestic economy and local trade play a leading role, while the international economy and trading serve as an extension and supplement.