On December 13, "Qilu" Eurasian freight train for the first time finished its return trip from ASEAN, and arrived in Linyi City, Shandong Province. The train carrying 41 containers departed from Hanoi, Vietnam, arrived in Linyi after eight days. Its arrival signifies the launch of two-way trips on the ASEAN route by "Qilu" Eurasian freight trains.
ASEAN is an important area along the Belt and Road and is Shandong's largest trading market as well. The operation of the "Qilu" Eurasian freight trains along the ASEAN route has opened an international logistics and transportation corridor directly linking Vietnam and Shandong, which shortens transport time, increases logistics efficiency and effectively lowers logistics costs of enterprises.