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China's Tianjin opens new rail-water freight service

Updated: May 21,2020 09:04 AM    Xinhua

TIANJIN — A freight train loaded with cars, accessories, food and clothing set off on May 20 from North China's Tianjin municipality to Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

This was the first train on the China-Europe freight route that departed from Tianjin Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) since it was established in 2015.

The goods from Japan and the Republic of Korea arrived at the port of Tianjin before being transported to its destination via the port of Erenhot in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The whole journey is 1,583 km and takes about five days.

From January to April, a total of 2,920 China-Europe freight trains transported cargo of 262,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), up 24 percent and 27 percent from a year earlier, respectively. 

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