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The Belarusian delegation took part in the range of meetings in Shanghai (PRC)

12 Nov 2018

Head of the Belarusian Railway Vladimir Morozov met with General Manager of China Railway Corporation Lu Dongfu.

The representatives of the railway management discussed the current state and development prospects of container transportation in China—Europe—China direction. The sides mentioned the dynamic and steady growth of container transportation between China and Belarus.

Over the nine month of 2018 2373 container trains from 50 Chinese cities crossed Belarus to reach 40 cities in 15 European countries and come back. The trains transported 213,4 ths. containers, 25% more than in 2017. It is planned to transport at least 340 ths. containers by the end of the year.

Chinese side noted Belarus plays role of a main link for cargo transportation from China to Europe.

According to Vladimir Morozov, the Belarusian Railway also pays attention to the export of Belarusian products to China using container trains. The first container train transporting products of the woodworking company Kronospan in Smarhoń—Chengdu direction departed in May 2017.

The first container train transporting Belarusian dairy products in Minsk—Chongqing direction departed in September 2018. “Projects of using container trains to deliver Belarusian food, timber freight, and paper to China are being actively realized. The travel time varies from 12 to 14 days, said Head of the Belarusian Railway.

Head of the Belarusian Railway Vladimir Morozov held the presentation during an international logistics cooperation forum the One Belt, One Road. He noticed that Belarus offers the shortest railway routes for container trains from China to Belarus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      prepared by the Press Center of BCh

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