China News Service, Kunming, March 13 (Reporter Miao Chao) The China-Laos Railway opened international freight on December 3 last year, and has been operating for 100 days since March 12 this year.
In the past 100 days, the freight volume and freight category have increased steadily.
On the 12th, at the Wangjiaying Container Yard in Kunming City, the starting point of the China-Laos Railway international freight train, the loading and unloading forklifts were working intensively to load 94 containers.
The containers will be transported to Vientiane, Laos by two China-Laos Railway international freight trains on the same day.
According to the staff of Yunnan International Train Service and Trade Co., Ltd., this batch of goods is mainly fertilizers, fresh vegetables produced in Yunnan, textiles, metal products and mechanical equipment produced in Zhejiang and Jiangsu, with a total weight of 2,111 tons and a value of about RMB 1,803. After arriving at Vientiane South, these goods will be soon transferred to countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore.
On the same day, the Laos section of the China-Laos Railway also sent three trains of goods to China, one train of tapioca starch to Kunming, one train of barley rice to Mohan, and one train of ore to Yuxi.
Yunnan International Train Service Trade Co., Ltd. is the only provincial train operation platform in Yunnan Province.
The reporter learned from the company that as of March 12, they have undertaken a total of 205 international freight trains on the China-Laos Railway, and delivered 150,000 tons of cross-border goods, accounting for about 64% of the total cross-border freight of the entire China-Laos Railway. %.
Zhang Guibin, chairman of Yunnan International Railway Service Trade Co., Ltd., said that this steel artery has greatly improved the transportation efficiency between China and Laos, and built a convenient logistics channel between China and ASEAN. People of all countries have benefited from it.
"In the past, the fertilizers sent by our company to Southeast Asia were mainly transported by rail-sea combined transportation. They were transferred from Yunnan railway to Guangxi, and then from Guangxi to ASEAN countries. The time and transportation costs were relatively high." Yunnan Tian, a subsidiary of Yuntianhua Co., Ltd. Xia Yingjiang, the person in charge of Chi Logistics, said that now their company directly loads vehicles through the China-Laos railway to Southeast Asian countries through its own special railway line, which saves time and effort, and also reduces transportation costs.
"For example, the transportation cost of a standard container of fertilizer to Thailand has dropped by more than 1,000 yuan, saving two-thirds of the time. So far, the company has sent more than 40,000 tons of fertilizer through the China-Laos railway."
Xie Hongxing, chairman of Yunnan Yinfeng Investment Co., Ltd., told reporters that Yunnan Yinfeng Investment Co., Ltd., as a private enterprise in Yunnan Province, attaches great importance to the ASEAN market and has been going abroad for many years.
"In the past, the exchange of goods between China and Laos was by road, and there was a traffic jam at the port, and the one-way journey could not be reached for a month. Now the China-Laos railway is open to traffic, and it takes more than 20 hours to travel from Vientiane to Kunming, with high speed, high efficiency and low cost. ."
The reporter learned from the China Railway Kunming Bureau Group that at present, 13 provinces (cities, districts) including Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Xinjiang, Gansu, Shandong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Guangxi, and Guangdong have successively opened the China-Laos railway cross-border goods. For trains, there are 2 cross-border freight trains on average per day, and the maximum number of international freight trains in a single day is 6.
Through the China-Laos Railway, China has imported over 120,000 tons of goods with a value of over 500 million yuan, and exported over 70,000 tons of goods with a value of over 1.7 billion yuan.
The categories of goods have expanded from rubber, fertilizers, and department stores in the early days of opening to electronics, photovoltaics, communications, automobiles, textiles, vegetables, flowers, etc. There are more than 20 categories of import and export freight on the China-Laos Railway.