China-Europe train services on the rise

ZHENGZHOU, April 13 (NNN-Bernama) — China-Europe trains made 234 trips departing from or arriving in the city of Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province, during the Jan.-March period, up 95 per cent from last year.

China’s Xinhua news agency said Saturday that freight carried by the trains totalled 110,300 tonnes, with a value of US$763 million, up 56.6 per cent and 12.1 per cent, respectively, according to the customs of the city.

The imports mainly include machine parts, iron and steel primary and manufactured products, whole vehicles and auto parts while the exports cover 1,300 categories including garments, machine parts and electronics.

Since April 8, Zhengzhou has seen its China-Europe train service increase to 18 outbound trips and 11 inbound trips every week. Most of the trains travel between Zhengzhou and European cities such as Hamburg, Munich and Liege.

Some travel on routes connected with Central Asian cities including Alma Ata and Tashkent, as well as Vietnam in Southeast Asia.