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China-Europe freight train trips soar in January

Updated: Feb 8, 2021 Xinhua Print
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The China-Europe freight train waiting for departure at Xiangtang railway port in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi province, on Feb 17, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - The number of China-Europe freight trains hit 1,165 in January, up 66 percent year-on-year, data from the China State Railway Group Co Ltd showed.

This was the ninth straight month that China-Europe freight train trips exceeded 1,000, according to the company.

The freight trains carried 109,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit containers of goods last month, surging 73 percent from a year earlier.

The freight trains have played a crucial role in stabilizing the international logistics supply chain, promoting Sino-European trade and helping with the global fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.

Some 9.97 million pieces of anti-epidemic supplies, weighing 80,000 tons, have been sent to European countries including Germany, Poland and Belgium by the trains since the epidemic outbreak, the company said.

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