COSCO SHIPPING has launched a new sea-rail intermodal train to address container and shipping service availability challenges.
The first COSCO SHIPPING Wuhan-Xiamen sea-rail intermodal train was loaded with a total of 40 TEU of cargo and departed from Wuhan Wujiashan Station on 26 June. It arrived at Xiamen Qianchang Station on 30 June before reaching the port on the same day.
The new route is set to offer relief and aid for export of goods from inland regions by relying on their route network advantages and robust transportation resources.
Xiamen seaport is located on the only eastbound trade corridor in Wuhan and, according to the company, it has been heavily affected by the pandemic and suffered from congestion.
Several groups under COSCO SHIPPING – Lines Wuhan, Xiamen and CSP Xiamen Ocean Gate Container Terminal – have come together to create the Wuhan-Xiamen sea-rail intermodal transport service to meet customer demand and establish new channels for the export of goods from inland regions.
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COSCO SHIPPING said this new service will open a new channel for goods from inland China to reach the international market via a two-way interaction of “Silk Road Shipping – Yangtze River Economic Belt”.
COSCO SHIPPING also launched the Nanchang-Qinzhou-Vietnam and Guiyang-Qinzhou dedicated trains for domestic and foreign trade.
The “Nanchang-Qinzhou-Vietnam” dedicated train – jointly launched by COSCO SHIPPING and JMC and fully loaded with auto parts – departed from Nanchang International Land Port on 13 June and arrived at Qinzhou Port on 16 June.