China-Vietnam international freight train sees first dry bulk container combined transport

Source: Department of Regional Openness / Updated: 2021-10-26

The China-Vietnam international freight train (Honghe, Mengzi – Hai Phong, Vietnam) for the first time completed dry bulk container-combined transport. The domestic section of China-Vietnam railway (Mengzi – Hekou) is a standard gauge railway, while the foreign section (Lao Cai – Hai Phong) is a meter gauge railway. The containers are transferred to the meter gauge railway at Hekou North Railway Station and arrive in Hai Phong via Hanoi. The dry bulk cargo of sulfur and other goods was containerized in the cross-border transport that effectively lowers the logistics cost and improves the transport efficiency.