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China-Europe cross-border e-commerce freight train begins operating

Updated: 2019-05-29

The China-Europe Chang'an cross-border e-commerce freight train (Xi'an-Minsk) departed from Xi'an Port in Xi'an International Trade and Logistics (ITL) Park on May 28, bound for Minsk, capital of Belarus.


The launching ceremony for the China-Europe Chang'an cross-border e-commerce freight train (Xi'an-Minsk). [Photo/itl.gov.cn]

The freight train will pass through Xi'an customs and leave the country from the Alataw Pass in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. It will then head to Belarus by way of Kazakhstan and Russia, arriving within about 13 days.

Organized by Shaanxi Silk Road City Holding Group Co, an enterprise in ITL Park, the exported goods on the train include electronic equipment, clothing, and household products.


The China-Europe Chang'an cross-border e-commerce freight train (Xi'an-Minsk) departs from Xi'an Port in ITL Park. [Photo/itl.gov.cn]

Maksim Nikiforov, an entrepreneur representative from Russia, said that the cross-border e-commerce freight train has solved the problem of online shopping in Russia, which is either expensive or slow.

Sun Yimin, director of the management committee of ITL Park, said that the freight train will provide cross-border logistics channels for China-Belarus trade in the fields of agriculture, food, and electronics manufacturing, effectively improving the logistics operation capability of cross-border e-commerce enterprises.

The satisfaction rating of the China-Europe Chang'an freight train ranked first in the country, according to a report released at the 16th China International Logistics Week, which was held from April 8-11.

In 2019, ITL Park will provide excellent services for the freight train with the aim of operating 1,800 runs in the year, contributing to the high-quality development of Xi’an and Shaanxi province.