Yiwu operates 1,000 Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe freight trains in 2022
A X9017 China-Europe freight train departs from the Yiwu Railway Station on Aug 16. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
A X9017 China-Europe freight train carrying 100 twenty-foot equivalent units of goods including hardware and daily necessities departed from the Yiwu Railway Station on Aug 16 for Khorgos port in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, from where it will depart for five Central Asian countries.
It was the 1,000th China-Europe freight train to depart from Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang province this year.
As the world's largest small commodity distribution center, more than 2.1 million kinds of commodities in Yiwu have been sent to more than 230 countries and regions around the world.
After the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Yiwu on Aug 2, efforts have been made to ensure the smooth operation of the Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe freight train under strict epidemic prevention and control measures.
A total of 66 China-Europe freight train departed Yiwu from Aug 2 to 16, a month-on-month increase of 59.4 percent.
In 2022, the Yiwu platform of the Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe freight train has operated 1,000 trains, a year-on-year increase of 15.3 percent. Since the Yiwu platform opened in 2013, it has operated more than 4,410 trains carrying more than 360,000 TEUs of goods, and has opened 17 direct international railway freight train lines to more than 50 countries and 160 cities.