Freight train launched to boost cross-border e-commerce

Added On March 4, 2019

China has added a new route to its China-Europe freight train service.
A freight train made its maiden trip from Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province for Liege in Belgium on Saturday.
The service exclusive for cross-border e-commerce is the first of its kind departing from Zhengzhou.
It is the first freight line in the country to operate under customs surveillance code "9610" for cross-border e-commerce.
The "9610" surveillance code  allows e-commerce retailers to deliver goods separately and declare all imported and exported goods collectively.
The new service is expected to help solve problems related to delays in cargo traffic and logistics tracking.
China-Europe freight trains made over 6,000 trips in 2018, surging 73 percent from 2017, connecting 59 cities in China with 49 cities in 15 European countries.