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Substantial increase in cargo transport China-Europe railroads

Beijing, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Railway links between China and Europe show a substantial increase, exceeding more than 90 thousand trips in just over five years in cargo transport.

According to statistics released by the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd., from 2016 to 2023 the number of trips per year increased from about 1,700 to more than 17,000, while the value of goods transported went from eight billion dollars a year to 56.7 billion a year in the same period.

To date, more than 8.7 million containers of 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) of goods, whose value is estimated at 380 billion dollars, have been moved by railways.

The same source indicated that rail freight transport between China and Europe reached 223 cities in 25 countries of the Old Continent, and more than 100 locations in 11 Asian nations, with a service network that covers almost the entire Eurasian continent.

As for the goods transported by this route, he pointed out that they have been diversifying and have gone from computer products such as laptops and printers at the beginning, to more than 50,000 different categories at present, including, clothing and footwear, automobiles, food, wood, furniture, chemical products, and machinery.