China-Europe freight train sends anti-epidemic supplies to Poland

05.27.2020

A China-Europe freight train carrying anti-epidemic supplies left Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, for Poland on Wednesday.

The train, loaded with over 120 tonnes of anti-epidemic supplies including masks, medical shoe covers and gloves, is expected to arrive in Poland in 10 days, according to the China Railway Xi’an Group Co., Ltd.

The spread of COVID-19 has incurred global traffic restrictions. As transportation is restricted at harbors and airports, China-Europe freight trains have carried supplies such as masks, protective suits and ventilators to many countries.

China-Europe trains from Xi’an had sent 5,523 tonnes of anti-epidemic materials to European and Central Asian countries by Tuesday, to assist their fight against COVID-19, the company said.

By Tuesday, China-Europe freight trains from Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, had transported more than 677 tonnes of epidemic prevention materials to European countries, according to the management committee of the Chengdu International Railway Port.

«To fully support the freight train service, the customs assigned special personnel to help enterprises with procedures from customs declaration to inspection and clearance to ensure the anti-epidemic materials can be sent to their destinations as quickly as possible,» said Cheng Ge, a Chengdu-based customs officer.

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