Shanghai, August 26 – Shanghai Customs announced today that the city has managed the handling of a total of 60 China-Europe freight trains so far this year, surpassing the annual count of the previous year.
As of August 24, these freight trains have transported goods worth approximately 2 billion yuan, equivalent to around 273 million U.S. dollars. The cargo includes a diverse range of items, such as chemical products, computer components, clothing, and automotive parts, en route to destinations along the Belt and Road network spanning Central Asia, Europe, and Russia.
Shanghai inaugurated its inaugural China-Europe freight train service in September 2021.
In the initial seven months of this year, Shanghai’s imports and exports with Kazakhstan amounted to 2.17 billion yuan, reflecting a robust year-on-year increase of 33.7 percent. Furthermore, foreign trade with Uzbekistan doubled compared to the previous year, reaching 2.78 billion yuan, as reported by Shanghai Customs.