China-Europe freight train services expand in first 5 months

China-Europe freight train services saw solid growth from January to May this year, with the transport capacity and efficiency continuously rising.

The number of China-Europe freight train services increased by 16 percent year-on-year to 7,126 trips in the first five months of the year, according to the China State Railway Group Co, Ltd.

Some 774,000 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) of goods were transported via the freight trains during this period, up 31 percent from a year ago, the company said.

In May alone, the number of China-Europe freight train trips increased 13 percent year-on-year to 1,515. The trains transported about 165,000 TEU of goods, marking an increase of 29 percent from a year ago.

As of the end of May, the freight train services had reached 213 cities in 25 European countries.


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