First Xiamen-Minsk China-Europe freight train leaves China via Alashankou Port

Source: Department of Regional Opening-up / Updated: 2023-01-04

On November 25, the first China-Europe freight train from Xiamen, Fujian to Minsk left China via Alashankou Port. The train was loaded with office supplies, shoes, kitchenware, generators and other goods valued at 3 million U.S. dollars. Previously, goods from Xiamen to Belarus were transported by sea and road, which took a longer time. The China-Europe freight train will save 25 days, greatly shorten the transport cycle of goods from Xiamen to Belarus, and open up a new international trade channel at Alashankou Port. In 2022, the number of China-Europe freight train routes passing through the port has increased to 29. A total of 94 such routes, mainly including Yuxinou (Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe), Zhengxinou (Zhengzhou-Xinjiang-Europe), Chang'an and Rongxinou (Chengdu-Xinjiang-Europe), reached 25 provincial-level regions in China, and 19 other countries such as Germany and Poland. The trains carry more than 200 kinds of goods in eight categories such as automobiles and accessories, cotton yarn, wood, iron ore, food, mechanical equipment, electronic products, and daily necessities.