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Wednesday, September 09 2020 - 21:16
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Xi'an launches first special train for South Korean LG Group as "Chang'an" China-Europe freight trains help China to open up
XI'AN, China, Sept. 9, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/ --

A "Chang'an" China-Europe freight train loaded with 42 containers of the South 
Korean LG Group's semi-finished goods and raw materials departed from Xi'an, 
China, to Slawkow, southern Poland. This is the first special train for South 
Korean LG Group, also one of the "Chang'an" China-Europe freight trains, 
according to the Xi'an International Trade & Logistics (ITL) Park. It is 
estimated that these semi-finished goods and raw materials such as LCD panels, 
electrodes, and aluminum foil papers produced by the South Korean LG Group will 
arrive in Slawkow, Poland in about 10 days.

With the successful launch of the first special train, goods from Japan and 
South Korea can be assembled in Xi'an, China, and transported to Europe by the 
"Chang'an" China-Europe freight trains.

The China-Europe freight trains refer to international container freight trains 
that are operated in accordance with the conditions of fixed trains, routes, 
schedules, and full-time operation times, and are transported to and from China 
and Europe as well as cities along the "Belt and Road".

Since its launch in 2013, the "Chang'an" China-Europe freight train service has 
15 routes from Xi'an to Asia and Europe, linking 45 countries and regions along 
the "Belt and Road", which makes a major logistics channel for China to open up 
and facilitate international trade with the west.

In 2019, the "Chang'an" China-Europe freight trains ranked first in the country 
in terms of the total number of trains, heavy load rate and freight volume, as 
well as satisfaction. Among all Chinese cities that are operating China-Europe 
freight trains, Xi'an is operating those featuring highest coverage, highest 
efficiency and optimum service with the "Chang'an" freight trains. Other than 
oil drilling equipment in the beginning, now more than 5,000 types of goods in 
13 categories, including automobiles, kitchen wares and household chemicals, 
are transported by the freight trains.

At present, goods from 45 countries and regions along the "Belt and Road" and 
29 domestic provinces are distributed in the Xi'an ITL Park. The "Chang'an" 
China-Europe freight trains have become the "locomotive envoys of the ancient 
Silk Road", exporting products that are made in China and importing speciality 
products of countries involved in the Belt & Road Initiative into the Chinese 
Market.

At the same time, on the morning of August 28, the first "Yongji-Xi'an-Europe" 
international freight train departed from Yongji Railway Station in Shanxi, en 
route to Xi'an. When it arrives at the Xi'an ITL Park, the freight will be 
assembled and transferred to a "Chang'an" China-Europe freight train heading 
for major cities in Central Asia. In addition, they also launched the 
Tangshan-Xi'an-Europe freight train on August 26, departing from Tangshan, a 
city in China's Hebei province. With this, Xi'an has launched 7 international 
freight trains that depart from 7 cities including Xuzhou and Xiamen and 
transit via Xi'an. Starting in September, it will open three more freight train 
routes in succession. Xi'an is deeply integrated into the big picture on 
jointly building the Belt and Road.

Source: Xi'an International Trade & Logistics Park

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   Caption: A worker directs container hoisting operation at a logistic station 
in Xinzhu Railway Station in Xi'an, March 11, 2020.