Important Notice | The 15th International Rail Transit Exhibition (Rail+Metro China), and the China International Railway Conference (CIRC) 2020 will be Postponed to Take Place September 2nd – 3rd 2020

Dear exhibitors, visitors and partners: As we enter April, the outbreak of the novel Corona Virus is widespread throughout the world, with multiple focal points. As a leading international metropolis, Shanghai has a great responsibility to prevent its further spread. The 15th International Rail Transit Exhibition, also known as Rail+Metro China 2020, and the China International…

China-Europe Railway Express posts sharp growth in Q1

The China-Europe Railway Express (Xiamen) saw significant growth in the first quarter of 2020, with 67 trips run by freight trains carrying 6,106 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of containers, increasing by hitting record highs of 148 percent and 160 percent year-on-year, according to Xiamen Customs. Statistics showed that in March, the China-Europe Railway Express (Xiamen) made 33 trips with 2,958 TEUs, carrying $113 million worth in…

Destination Europe: Automobiles travel by train

A freight train from China to Europe loaded with 123 automobiles set off from Heilongjiang’s Suifenhe Railway Port and headed toward Belgium on Saturday evening, marking the first automobile transport service to use the port by China Railway Harbin Group. As of Saturday, Suifenhe, Heilongjiang’s largest land border port, has handled 43 China-Europe freight trains…

Ministries give intl freight sector a boost

China is boosting its international freight capacity and stabilizing cross-border logistics amid the novel coronavirus pneumonia pandemic with a slew of measures, a Ministry of Transport official said. The spread of the disease around the world has left China’s international freight sector facing a backlog of international mail deliveries and difficulties transporting daily necessities, production…

A long train ride back to school

The first charted train carrying students back to their university in Shihezi in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region departed Jinan Railway Station in Shandong province on Monday. A total of 960 students of Shihezi University were on board and scheduled to arrive on Wednesday afternoon. Three hundred and thirty boarded at Jinan, while the rest…

Railway to boost passenger capacity

China’s national railway operator said it will increase its passenger transport capacity in the second quarter of this year, highlighting the first interprovincial loop railway service in the country. The new plan, effective on Friday, raised the number of passenger trains in service between April and June to 4,970.5 pairs, an increase of 130.5 pairs…