Number of China-Europe freight trains hits new high
File photo/Zhang Jian (NBD)
The number of China-Europe freight trains hit a record high of 1,247 in August, up 62 percent year on year, data from the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. showed Wednesday.
This marks the sixth consecutive month that the number registered double-digit growth.
The freight trains have played a crucial role in helping stabilize the international logistics supply chain, transporting 113,000 twenty-foot equivalent units of cargo last month, up 66 percent from a year earlier, according to the company.
Increasing demand for the freight trains came amid China's economic recovery and limited international air and sea transport during the COVID-19 pandemic.