Wuhan start on direct railway cargo service to Czech Republic
06 November 2012
Wuhan, Central Chinas' metropolis, has started a new direct rail freight service to Pardubice, 60 kilometers east of Prague in the Czech Republic.
The first run of service carried 50 Forty Foot Equivalent Unit (FEU) of electronic products worth a total of USD 5 million from Wuhan's Wujiashan Railway Container Terminal. The train is expected to arrive in the Czech Republic in 23 days, passing Shanxi province's Ankang, Xian, Gansu's Lanzhou and Xinjiang's Urumqi, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland.
The train service enjoys one-stop customs clearance service. Cargo will be inspected at Wuhan and undergo fast clearance at the border checkpoint at Xinjiang's Alashankou city. Operator of the service, China Railway International Multimodal Transport Company Limited (CRIMT), will coordinate with customs of the countries along the route to ensure high clearance efficiency.
The new service is said to be able to provide a more convenient transportation channel for the imports of Europe-made electro-machinery, automobile and parts, engineering equipment and medical products.