A China-Europe freight train loaded with 2,600 metric tons of white sugar leaves Nanning International Railway Port of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for Almaty, Kazakhstan, on May 15, 2022. (Photo/China News Service)
A China-Europe freight train loaded with 2,600 metric tons of white sugar left Nanning International Railway Port of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for Almaty, Kazakhstan on Sunday.
It is expected to arrive at the destination via Alashankou Port in 11 days after a journey of 4,462 kilometers.
This is the first white sugar China-Europe freight train launched by Guangxi.
Sugar production is a traditional industry in Guangxi. The region had planted more than 11,000 million mu (about 733,334hectares) of sugarcane in 2021 and the year’s sugar output had reached over six million metric tons.
Both the growing area and sugar output has accounted for 60 percent or so of the country’s total for 17 seasons in a row.
Compared to traditional sea and road transportation, by which white sugar products fail to reach the destination, the white sugar freight train can save eight to ten days, which will ensure both transportation speed and product quality, conducive to improving enterprise competitiveness.