China-Europe freight trains report record transport volume in May


BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) — China-Europe freight train services recorded the highest monthly transport volume in May, according to the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (China Railway).

During the month, the number of China-Europe freight train services increased by 14 percent year on year to 1,724 trips, while cargo transport totaled about 186,000 twenty-foot equivalent units of goods, up 13 percent from a year ago.

The company said the transport volume in May was the highest monthly record in history.

Since the start of the year, China Railway has accelerated the construction of a modern railway logistics system, carefully organized cargo transportation, and continued to improve the railway system’s freight transport capacity and service quality.

Data from the company also showed that in May, the nation’s railways transported 337 million tonnes of goods, up 2.8 percent year on year.  ■


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