Brand new train from Suzhou on the way to Europe
05.13.2020
Two brand new trains departed from Jiangsu in the Chinese province of Suzhou yesterday. They are loaded with goods from the Suzhou Free Trade Zone and headed to Russia and Europe. The departure also marked the opening of the new customs supervision zone at the Jiangsu International Railway Logistics Center. Deputy Mayor Yang Zhiping attended the event.

The new China-Europe train is fully loaded with dozens of industrial products such as CNC machine tools, household appliances, medical equipment, etc. A total of 172 TEUs, with a cargo weight of more than 1100 tonnes and a value of nearly 100 million yuan (13 million Euros) was put on rails. The goods come from production and trading enterprises in the Suzhou Free Trade Zone, on the east coast of China.

Suzhou to Europe

From January to April this year, a total of 104 trains ran between Suzhou and European cities, carrying 4,264 40ft containers. The month of March saw a spike in cargo volumes; an increase of 50.8 per cent was recorded, according to Chinese media.

The service is provided by Suzhou CEIBS and Suzhou International Line Freight Co.Ltd. The latter was selected as the first batch of key international logistics providers in the country entitled to reinstate China-Europe rail freight traffic after the pandemic.

Analytics on topic
Report
07.31.2019
Report
07.31.2019
Impact of Russian Embargo on Trade Flows Structure from European Union to Asian Countries
Analysis of international trade statistics shows that different groups of the European Union (EU) member countries reacted differently to a ban on imports of certain types of food products (hereinafter referred to as «sanctioned goods») by Russia in August 2014, which also implies a ban on transit traffic.
Report
05.27.2020
Report
05.27.2020
Monitoring the situation internationally - Germany
Germany registered its first Corona-case on January 27, and as of April 30 around 162,500 cases have been reported, and 6.572 deaths have been registered. 123,500 people have reportedly recovered from the virus. This report intends to provide DI’s members with a selection of information on essential developments related to the Corona crisis in Germany.