CHINA China-Vietnam freight train trips rise 117 pct in Jan-Sept

CHINA

China-Vietnam freight train trips rise 117 pct in Jan-Sept

Xinhua

17:33, October 21, 2021

NANNING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region handled 235 China-Vietnam freight train trips in the first nine months of this year, up 117 percent year on year.

Aerial photo taken on April 17, 2019 shows the Pingxiang (railway) port that borders Vietnam in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Photo: Xinhua/ Cao Yiming)

The number has surpassed that of the whole year of 2020, said the China Railway Nanning Group Co., Ltd.

A total of 6,772 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers were transported from January to September.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for Chinese goods in Vietnam keeps growing. China's agricultural machinery, glass, engines, beer and traditional Chinese herbal medicine are among the most popular goods delivered to Vietnam by train, while agriculture products, such as fruits, are transported from Vietnam to China, said Zhou Qishou, deputy director of the Nanning freight transport center of the company.

China-Vietnam freight train services were launched in 2017. The number of operated train trips increased from 59 in 2018 to 166 in 2020, and it is estimated that the number will exceed 300 this year, said the company.

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue