The “Wilhelmshaven - Guangzhou Port - Guoyuan Hub” China-Europe Sea-Rail Intermodal Express Train Launched (Picture)

Recently, with a train loaded with 29 spruce timber containers from Europe successfully arriving at the Yuzui Freight Yard of Guoyuan Port, Chongqing, the “Wilhelmshaven - Guangzhou Port - Guoyuan Hub” China-Europe sea-rail express train has completed its maiden journey, further improving the service capacity of the Chongqing-Guangzhou international sea-rail intermodal transport channel.
This is the first train after the strategic cooperation among Wilhelmshaven, Guoyuan Port, and Guangzhou Port. These containers departed from Wilhelmshaven, Germany, were then transported by sea to the Nansha Port Area of Guangzhou Port, and arrived at Guoyuan Port, Chongqing by Chongqing-Guangzhou train.
In April this year, Wilhelmshaven, Guoyuan Port, and Guangzhou Port jointly signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation between Wilhelmshaven Container Terminal & Logistics Park, Guangzhou Port Group and Guoyuan Port National Logistics Hub, giving full play to the role of Chongqing-Guangzhou train channel and the advantages of abundant international liner routes, and jointly building a fast China-Europe sea-rail intermodal logistics channel to provide customers with efficient, economic and green logistics solutions.
According to the relevant person in charge, “with the opening of the new channel, after the goods are imported through the Nansha Port Area of Guangzhou Port, it only takes 3 days to transport the goods to the railway freight yard of Guoyuan Port by the Chongqing-Guangzhou train. This sea-rail transport mode can save more than 15 days compared with the previous barge transport mode, greatly improving the transport efficiency.”
It is reported that in reliance on China’s largest inland hub port - Guoyuan Port and an important hub port in South China - Guangzhou Port, the “Guangzhou-Chongqing" train closely connects to the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle and the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area, actively integrates into the construction of the “the Belt and Road”, extends port logistics services to all parts of the world, and has now achieved two-way normalized operation, contributing to unblocking the domestic circulation and serving the domestic and international dual circulations. (Fang Kun)