A truck carries containers at Xi’an International Port in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, July 29, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhang Bowen)
XI’AN, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) — At the production workshop of Sirui Advanced Copper Alloy Technology Co., Ltd., based in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, a batch of high-tech metal materials has been ready for export.
Although located in the inland province, the company has extended its business tentacles globally. It is an essential supplier for many of the world’s top 500 companies.
Rail-sea intermodal transport was once the company’s main mode of transport. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many international seaports were often congested, which deeply affected the company’s product exports.
“We decided to ship the batch of products to Germany, France and other places via Chang’an China-Europe freight trains after fully evaluating the price conditions and logistics conditions of the customers,” said Ma Guoqing of Sirui Advanced Copper Alloy Technology. .
“The China-Europe freight train service helps reduce logistics costs and shorten delivery times. It plays an important role in stabilizing international trade logistics, especially during the pandemic,” Ma added.
Launched in November 2013, the Chang’an China-Europe freight rail service has become a vital transportation link between Xi’an and Europe. In the first half of 2022, Chang’an China-Europe freight trains completed 1,791 trips.
The growing number of international air cargo routes in Xi’an has also ensured the smooth transportation of goods to overseas markets.
On June 29, an all-cargo plane carrying 29 tons of high-value products, such as cell phones and other mobile terminal equipment, departed Xi’an Xianyang International Airport for St. Russia.
It is the third international all-cargo air route Xi’an has opened this year after the routes connecting Xi’an with Osaka and Almaty.
“We have strengthened the international logistics capacity of the airport through a series of measures such as improving customs clearance efficiency and improving management systems,” said Zhang Lei, from the New Town of New York. airport in Xixian New Area of Shaanxi.
The airport has so far opened 41 all-cargo air routes, covering several aviation hub cities in more than 20 countries around the world.
In the first half of this year, Shaanxi’s total import and export volumes reached 236.2 billion yuan (about 35 billion U.S. dollars), a year-on-year increase of 6 percent, according to the bureau. Shaanxi Provincial Statistics. ■