China-Europe Freight Train August 2022
According to the data from China State Railway Group Co. (China Railway), the number of China-Europe freight train trips in 2022 hit the 10,000 mark, 10 days earlier than 2021.
The trains have carried 972,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of goods this year, up 5 percent over a year ago, according to China Railway.
With 82 routes, the trains now connect 200 cities in 24 European countries, forming a transport network covering all Europe. Over 50,000 different types of goods are transported across 53 categories on trains, including automobiles, parts, clothing and accessories, and grain.
China has significantly improved its domestic railway infrastructure and train transport capacity in recent years.
In 2022, the average daily freight volume on the eastern route for the China-European freight train services surged 41.3 percent from 2020, and that of the western and central routes rose 20.7 percent and 15.2 percent, respectively.