COSCO SHIPPING has launched the first Qinzhou-Luzhou regular sea-rail block.
Cargoes were transported from the Port of Abu Dhabi to the Beibu Gulf Port, and then transferred to the Qinzhou East Railway Yard Station in mid-August by a block train running through the New Western Land-sea Trade Corridor.
Arrival in Luzhou is expected in three days.
The Qinzhou-Luzhou regular sea-rail block train is an extended service provided by the Port of Qinzhou as a part of the New Western Land-Sea Trade Corridor construction efforts.
COSCO said it can save approximately 25 days for the entire transportation period compared with the traditional intermodal transport mode.
The figure stands for a 24.7 per cent year-on-year (YoY) increase.