1st global freight train from China’s Liaoning uses China-Laos Railway

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The Liaoning province in China recently launched its first international freight train running via the China-Laos Railway, local railway authorities said. Liaoning’s first China-Laos international freight train departed on April 22 from provincial capital Shenyang for Vientiane, loaded with 25 forty-foot containers of cargo.

The operation of the freight train service marked the beginning of the trade via railway between northeast China and countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, according to Wang Xiaodong from the China Railway Shenyang Group Co. Ltd.

The cross-border train is expected to take 10 days to reach Laos—five to 10 days less than the transportation period in sea shipping, said Gao Zengli, chairman of Chengtong Industrial Investment Co Ltd, one of the organisers of the service.

The Liaoning province in China recently launched its first international freight train running via the China-Laos Railway, local railway authorities said. Liaoning’s first China-Laos international freight train departed on April 22 from provincial capital Shenyang for Vientiane, loaded with 25 forty-foot containers of cargo, including daily necessities.

In addition, the new transportation method can effectively prevent the loss of goods during transportation, and reduce the impact of the pandemic and other force majeure factors, Gao was quoted as saying by official Chinese media.

The China-Laos Railway, which started operating on December 3 last year, stretches over 1,000 km, linking Kunming, the capital of southwest China’s Yunnan province, with Vientiane.

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