[Explanation] Hubei's first China-Laos Railway (Wuhan-Luang Prabang) international freight train departed at Wutiehukou Logistics Base on May 17. The container freight train was composed of 30 vehicles, loaded with 1,650 tons of ammonium sulfate, etc. Fertilizer raw materials.

The launch of this train marks the further expansion of the railway-based trade channel between Hubei and major cities in Southeast Asian countries.

  [Explanation] The train will go to Luang Prabang Railway Station in Laos after customs declaration at China Railway Union Central Station Wujiashan.

Compared with the traditional shipping method, the operation of the China-Laos Railway (Wuhan-Luang Prabang) international freight train saves more than half of the transportation time and greatly reduces the transportation cost of enterprises.

  [Concurrent] Xiong Yunfeng, General Manager of Wuhan Jiangyang Yunhai Agricultural Materials Co., Ltd.

  In the past, the transportation of goods to Laos had to be shipped to Vietnam through Yangluo Port in Wuhan, and Vietnam was then transferred to Laos by road, so it took a long time, about 20 days.

Now that the China-Laos Railway is opened, it is expected to reach Luang Prabang in seven to ten days.

  [Explanation] Xiong Jian, deputy general manager of Wutie Logistics Co., Ltd., introduced that China-Laos railway transportation has the characteristics of punctuality, low cargo damage, and saving transportation time. Wutie Logistics Company is doing a good job in market analysis, freight calculation, cargo booking and At the same time of loading and other work, it will provide more convenient and efficient railway transportation services for Hubei export-oriented enterprises.

In the future, the Shekou Logistics Base will actively take advantage of its proximity to Wuhan Yangluo Port and Wuhan North Marshalling Station, and strive to realize the normal operation of international freight trains on the China-Laos Railway.

  [Concurrent] Wu Xiaonian, Deputy Production Manager of Shekou Logistics Base

  Shekou Logistics Base is very professional and advantageous in this warehousing, loading and unloading business and container service.

After the opening of the China-Laos train, it will be a very favorable trend for us to open up the Southeast Asian market in the future. Our later purpose is to use the Shekou logistics base as a bulk cargo assembly center for transportation to the Southeast Asian market.

  [Explanation] It is reported that the China-Laos Railway will be put into operation on December 3, 2021, with a total length of 1035 kilometers.

This international freight train arrives at the China-Laos Railway Luang Prabang Station, which is located in the middle of the Laos section of the China-Laos Railway. It is a key passenger and freight station on the entire line. The fourth station in the Laos section to open freight services.

  Meng Li Wang Kai Zou Hao reports from Wuhan, Hubei

Responsible editor: [Zhang Aolin]