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China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

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China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

2024-06-14 22:23 Last Updated At:22:37

China's railways carried a total of 337 million tons of freight in May this year, up 2.8 percent year on year, with demand for coal-driven electricity as a driving force behind the movement.

The month saw nearly 71 million tons of freight transported by containers, up 20 percent year on year, according to statistics from China Railway.

According to China Railway, demand for electricity as summer approaches is keeping the railway system at high capacity. To support coal transportation of coal within the country and the export of Xinjiang coal, the average daily loading of coal on railways nationwide remained above 80,000 wagons and 55,000 wagons, respectively.

In international freight transport, China sent a total of 1,724 freight trains to Europe in May, sending 186,000 twenty-foot equivalent units of cargo, up 14 percent and 13 percent respectively year on year, setting a record for transport volume in a single month.

The China-Laos Railway carried 473,000 tons of cargo across the border in the month, up 16.2 percent year-on-year, along with a surge in fruit and vegetables transported to and from Southeast Asia.

China continues to promote its campaign to shift road freight to rail. Ports across the country are improving ship-to-train transshipment solutions with an average of 33,600 wagons transshipped per day, up 15.4 percent year-on-year.

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

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China extends condolences over deadly landslide in Ethiopia

2024-07-24 17:42 Last Updated At:19:07

China expressed sincere sympathy and deep condolences to Ethiopia over fatalities caused by a deadly landslide, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Wednesday.

The landslide occurred on Monday morning at around 10:00 a.m. local time (0700 GMT) in southern Ethiopia's Geze Gofa District. So far, the disaster has killed 229 people.

Regarding the tragedy, Mao said that China will provide relevant help based on the needs of Ethiopia.

"China and Ethiopia are all-weather strategic partners who stand by each other through thick and thin. China expresses sincere sympathy and deep condolences over the deaths due to the recent severe landslide in Ethiopia, which caused heavy casualties and property losses. China is ready to provide assistance within its power in rescue, disaster relief and post-disaster reconstruction in accordance to the needs of Ethiopia. We believe that Ethiopian people will overcome difficulties and rebuild their homeland," said Mao.

China extends condolences over deadly landslide in Ethiopia

China extends condolences over deadly landslide in Ethiopia

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