China- Kazakhstan logistics base in Lianyungang sees more freight trains
2018-06-08 16:22:00

The China-Kazakhstan Lianyungang Logistics Cooperation Base has seen the operation of 666 cross-border freight trains, carrying 66,500 TEUs, since June 8 last year,.

Two freight trains to Almaty and Istanbul departed from the base on June 8, 2017, marking the start of a new logistics cooperation model between China and Kazakhstan. As the first physical platform for the “Belt and Road” initiative, the base is actively promoting the balance of two-way transport with the Asia-Europe cross-border freight trains.

According to reports, the freight trains destined for the Central Asian region consist of various types of goods, such as auto parts, medical equipment, and building materials. Specialties from Kazakhstan including grains, cotton, and non-ferrous minerals were also transported to Lianyungang, from where they were then exported to Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

Data showed 713 cross-border cargo trains from Kazakhstan, with 712,000 tons of goods, arrived at the logistics base in Lianyungang in 2017. "The volume is still increasing. From January to May this year, the base operated 263 freight trains sending 263,000 tons of goods,” said Liu Bin, general manager of Lianyungang China-Kazakhstan International Logistics Co., Ltd.

The achievements in cross-border logistics transportation not only benefit China and Kazakhstan but also create more convenient transportation and cooperation chances in countries along the “Belt and Road,” such as Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkey.

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