China-Europe Chang'an freight train connects Xi'an and the world
The China-Europe Chang'an freight train operated 284 trips in the first quarter of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 60 percent, and the import and export value of the freight train to the countries along the Belt and Road was $180 million, accounting for 58.4 percent of the total.
Due to the logistics advantage of the freight train, some European cities such as Hamburg, Warsaw and Budapest, are increasingly close to Shaanxi province and therefore China.
The freight train integrates transportation and trade, and has fully realized the transformation and upgrading from a single transportation service model to one that focuses on both logistics and trade.
An increasing number of products from various countries enter the Chinese market by the freight train, while the freight train also takes products made in China and transports them to enter the European and Central Asian market.
To date, the freight train has 11 operating routes covering major supply sources in Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. It has also achieved seamless integration with the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and other countriesthrough sea-rail combined transportation.
The trading nations that the freight train serves have also expanded from the original five Central Asian countries to 44 countries and regions along the Belt and Road.