Express blocktrain delivers pulp to China
China Railway’s first express blocktrain (CRE) from Duisburg (Germany) to Urumqi (China) has arrived at its destination. The train was fully loaded with 1,020 t of dissolving pulp purchased by Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical.
Under China Railway’s coordination, the railway administrations of Shanghai, Wuhan, Chengdu, Xi’an and Urumqi joined hands to strengthen the organization of the rail transport.
The number of CRE trains leaving China via the Alataw Pass has been steadily rising from one train per week in the initial phase to three trains every two days this year – a tenfold increase. (ben)