This international rail-sea block train consists of 25 wagons, carrying fifty 20-foot railway containers full of industrial alkali. Departing from Yinmaxia Station, the freight will be transferred to ships at Qinzhou Port in Guangxi via Qinghai, Gansu, Chongqing and Guizhou, and then shipped to Sahathai Port in Bangkok, Thailand. The whole journey takes about 18 days, including 3,500 km railway transportation and 1,400 nautical miles of sea transportation.
China Railway Qinghai-Tibet Group Co., Ltd. and China Railway Container Transport Co., Ltd., closely focusing on serving the economic and social development of Qinghai and Tibet, have actively grasped the new opportunities for the construction and development of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor. Giving full play to the advantages of container transportation in safety and convenience, environment-protection, specialization, internationalization and IT application, closely watching the international market trends, they have made in-depth research on the logistics cluster, market demand and policy support of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, refined the service measures, carefully designed the logistics scheme, and actively cooperated with shipping and foreign trade enterprises to provide better "door-to-door" service in the whole process and meet the transportation needs of customers.
While doing a good job in the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, China Railway Qinghai-Tibet Group Co., Ltd. and China Railway Container Transport Co., Ltd. have incorporated this international train into the daily shift plan, particularly monitoring the container assembly, vehicle allocation, transport capacity guarantee, etc. They have actively allocated the workers and loading equipment, set up the emergency team consisted of Party members, and worked overtime to vigorously organize the loading, ensuring the operation of international rail-sea express train on schedule.
The launching of this international rail-sea express train has opened a new corridor connecting Qinghai and the international market, which is of great significance in reducing logistics costs of enterprises, improving the international competitiveness of products and boosting the economic and trade exchanges between Qinghai and foreign countries. In the next step, China Railway Qinghai-Tibet Group Co., Ltd. will continue to intensify its market development efforts and strive to realize the regular operation of the international rail-sea express trains on New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor.