BUSINESS China's railway cargo transport rises in March

BUSINESS

China's railway cargo transport rises in March

Xinhua

14:41, April 09, 2020

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Photo taken on Oct. 27, 2018 shows the crane loading a container onto a China-Europe freight train in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province. (File photo: Xinhua)

BEIJING, April 9 (Xinhua) -- China's railway cargo transport increased in March over the previous month amid the sectors' efforts to beef up the resumption of production, industrial data showed.

A total of 346 million tonnes of cargo was delivered by rail last month, up 4.5 percent month on month, according to the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd.

Cargo transport posted steady growth with measures taken to strengthen freight organization, ensure the supply of materials and smooth the logistics chain with tailored services in order to support early work resumption of enterprises.

Average daily transport of coal rose 5.1 percent month on month, while the March cargo of spring plowing supplies such as fertilizer and pesticide registered a 40-percent month-on-month growth, according to the company.

The company will continue to help firms reduce logistics costs to cushion the impact of the epidemic through fee cuts, prioritize the supply of freight services and improve the quality of services.

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