Xixiang Tea first exported via China-Central Asia freight train

Source: Department of Regional Openness / Updated: 2021-08-31

On August 16, Xixiang Station in Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province saw the departure of a China-Central Asia freight train loaded with 130 tons of local tea. Making a stop at Xi’an International Trade & Logistics Park, the train is scheduled to reach Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent after traveling 5,087 kilometers.

It is the first time for Shaanxi’s Xixiang and Hanzhong to export tea through the freight train service. It is also the first time for China Railway Xi’an Group Co. to send export goods from Xixiang Station to Central Asia and other places.

Xixiang Station actively supported the local government and tea companies to ensure the safe delivery of the tea to Central Asia, by arranging specific liaison to coordinate sources and organize plans and timely contact with relevant parties. The station also selected cargo boxes that are suitable for tea transport and coordinated among working groups to dispatch the trains efficiently.