At 01:35 on April 15, this year's 189th CRE train (Zhengzhou) left Putian Station, Zhengzhou Station Depot of China Railway Zhengzhou Group Co., Ltd. with 870 tons of goods on board, heading to Hamburg, Germany in thousands of miles away. Since the beginning of this year, facing the adverse effects brought by the COVID-19 epidemic, China Railway Zhengzhou Group Co., Ltd. has exerted its own advantages and tried every means to help enterprises resume work and production, and helped resumption to the normal operation of the CRE trains.
Focusing on the resumption of work and production of enterprises under its administration, China Railway Zhengzhou Group Co., Ltd. has quickly started the normal operation of CRE trains while ensuring the epidemic prevention and control. It has strengthened the contact and communication with Zhengzhou International Hub Development and Construction Co., Ltd., learned the monthly round-trip operation plan of CRE trains in advance, and did a good job in planning, empty car selection, container source allocation, etc. It has implemented the "integration of transportation and trade" strategy, further expanded the "Internet+" mode, and established an e-commerce platform (CHINA RAILWAY Express Zhengzhou Shopping Mall) and an offline exhibition and sales experience center, so as to push forward the online and offline sales simultaneously, and ensure CRE trains can be fully loaded in the round trip. At present, the goods imported by CRE trains have been sold in more than 300 large supermarkets and more than 120 direct stores in Henan Province.
The CRE trains (Zhengzhou) has helped Henan to transfer from a "hinterland" to an "open highland" since its launch on July 18, 2013. Over the past six years, under the drive of CRE trains, Zhengzhou has successively obtained the qualifications for various functional ports upon the approval by the State Council, such as the designated port for imported meat, the fourth national postal transshipment port, and the automobile import port. Zhengzhou has become one of the cities with the most functional ports in inland regions.