A new railway intermodal train from Chengdu (Shuangliu) Air-rail International Intermodal Port, located in the Sichuan Province of China, to Southeast Asia via Qinzhou Port in Guangxi has started its inaugural journey.
A total of 1,540-foot containers were transported on the train during this launch.
Before the opening of this intermodal service, the enterprise had to send goods to the river port, ship the goods to the Shanghai port, and then load the goods onto the vessels. This new train will make this process much quicker and easier, while also reducing the economic cost by one third.
“The opening of this train indicates that the intermodal port has realised the organic integration of international air routes, international train networks, and international maritime routes, and realised the improvement of the multimodal transport system of ‘air, railway, highway, and sea transportation’,” said Zheng Shuangli, Deputy General Manager of Chengdu Airport Modern Service Industry Development Co., Ltd.
Transporting goods on rail in this way also allows for additional environmental benefits such as environmental protection, energy conservation and efficiency, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
With the new train now open, it can bring new logistics solutions for the transportation of raw material and finished products between other enterprises in the Comprehensive Bonded Zone and Southeast Asia.
On 1 January 2022, Chengdu and Southeast Asian enterprises, Shuangliu Air-rail International Intermodal Port are set to deeply study the global layout of supply chains of enterprises, provide multimodal transport solutions for enterprises based on supply chains, and strive to become an important service node on the global supply chains and an international logistics distribution hub with regional influence.
On 8 February 2022, PTI will be holding its Intermodal Freight Forum Europe delving into the pressing challenges and trends in intermodal freight transport. The event is set to bring together senior decision-makers from the intermodal transport network, addressing a wide range of issues from data standardisation to the lack of capacity in ports and rail.
Registration for the event can be done here.