China-Laos Railway already supports more than 9,000 “international freight trains”

(220107) — HUAIHUA, Jan. 7, 2022 (Xinhua) — Aerial photo taken on Jan. 6, 2022 shows an outbound freight train heading to Laos from Huaihua City in central China's Hunan Province. A China-Laos freight train service linking Huaihua City in central China's Hunan Province and Laos' capital Vientiane launched on Thursday, opening a new shortcut from Hunan to ASEAN countries. (Xinhua/Chen Xihan)

(Xinhua file photo: An outbound cargo train departs Laos from Huaihua city in central China's Hunan province, Jan. 6, 2022)

KUNMING, March 20 (Xinhua) — China Railway Kunming Branch Co., Ltd. said the China-Laos Railway has supported more than 9,000 international freight trains transporting goods. Total imports and exports stood at 7.95 million tonnes as of Tuesday (March 19). .

Since the start of 2024, the railroad has moved 1.15 million tons of cross-border freight as of Tuesday, up 33.7 percent year-on-year.

The company's delivery office, Said Mohan Railway Crossing, has taken various measures. To increase transport capacity Improve the efficiency of customs procedures and reduce logistics costs

International freight trains on the China-Laos railway take time to clear customs, cut from more than 40 hours to begin with. Less than 5 hours left now. This checkpoint can also handle up to 18 international freight trains in a day.

The 1,035-km long China-Laos railway is an important project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) high-quality cooperation. Operations begin in December 2021, connecting Kunming in China. Compatible with Vientiane capital of Laos.

Currently, freight transportation services on this railway include 12 partner countries of the initiative.

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