The first batch of “China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan”
The first batch of “China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan” highway-rail combined international freight trains of China-Europe Express trains departed from Ilkeshitan Port. (Image source: China News Network)
The first batch of China-Europe freight trains 'China-Kyrgyzstan-Ukraine' road-rail combined transport international freight trains departed from Irkeshtan port on the 18th. This is also the first China-Europe freight train to be organized and operated by the multimodal 'rail-road-rail' multimodal transport in China. , And carry out the international road TIR relay transportation by way of port container hoisting.
The 'China-Kyrgyzstan-Ukraine' international freight train departed from Dongchuan, Lanzhou on June 5, and was transported by rail to Kashgar, Xinjiang. It left the border from Irkeshtan Port to Osh, Kyrgyzstan by road, and then arrived in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan by rail. , The whole transportation is about 7-10 days (saving about 5 days). This time, the outbound train will ship exported electrical products (with a cargo weight of 230 tons and a value of approximately US$2.6 million). The return shipment of imported cotton yarn (weight of 525 tons, value of about 1 million U.S. dollars), realizing the true point-to-point re-to-return transportation, is also the first domestic trip to adopt the 'rail-road-rail' multimodal transportation method Organize the China-Europe Express Train.
In order to fully implement the decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, closely focus on the national development strategy and the construction of Xinjiang's core area, and make every effort to ensure the normal and orderly operation of China-Europe Express, according to the 'Customs Measures to Support the Development of China-Europe Express' issued by the Party Committee of the General Administration of Customs, Urumqi Customs has researched and formulated the 'Urumqi Customs' Twelve Measures to Support the Development of China-Europe Railway Express'. In order to promote the normal operation and high-quality development of the 'China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan' Railway Express, Urumqi Customs is subordinate to Yierkeshitan Customs to implement the customs seriously The General Administration and Urumqi Customs have formulated measures to support the development of China-Europe trains, formulate special customs clearance plans, optimize customs clearance operations, and implement priority handling, inspection, and clearance of trains.
Liu Zhenhui, Project Director of Jetstar Logistics Co., Ltd., said: “All the trains use 40-foot containers. Export electrical products are shipped on the outbound journey, and imported cotton yarn is shipped on the return journey. This has achieved a true point-to-point return to round-trip transportation. This channel saves nearly 5 days in transportation time, saves nearly 300 kilometers on operating routes, and ultimately saves operating costs.'
Minawar Ilamu, Deputy Chief of the Customs Supervision Section of Irkeshtan, said: 'Irkeshtan Customs has conscientiously implemented the relevant measures of the General Administration of Customs on supporting the development of China-Europe Railway Express, combined with port epidemic prevention and control and supporting enterprises. The actual work of resuming work and production, detailed measures to support the development of China-Europe trains, working overtime, and fully supporting the development of China-Europe trains in terms of supporting enterprises to independently choose customs clearance modes, reducing customs clearance costs, and improving customs clearance timeliness. The successful development of this train, Expanding the opening of new spaces to the west will further strengthen the role of the Ilkeshitan Port in the “Belt and Road” initiative and promote the liberalization and facilitation of international trade in two-way circulation.'
The opening of this train will further strengthen Xinjiang's role as a “core area” on the golden section of the “Belt and Road”, and expand new spaces for opening to the west.
In the next step, the train will carry out regular operations once a week, and will increase the density of operations based on market acceptance.