New Rail-Sea Transport Mode of “Containers Interchange” Launched in Northern Jiangsu

 Published:2022-04-24  【字体:

            On April 15, the first batch of 30 railway containers loaded with such goods as tires and glassware originating from Xuzhou and transshipped at Lianyungang Port, finally arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, which marked the first successful attempt for the new rail-sea transport mode of containers interchange in northern Jiangsu.
       In the past, rail-sea intermodal exported from Xuzhou to Lianyungang Port required customers to transport their own empty containers to Xuzhou and then place their goods into them. The loaded containers were then sent to Lianyungang Port for shipping. The 3-day delay to transfer the empty containers affected the efficiency of the rail-sea intermodal transport.
       To expand the export channel of foreign trade enterprises and elevate the market competitiveness of exported goods, CR Shanghai has created a brand new rail-sea transport mode of containers interchange, through the close cooperation with Lianyungang Port Group and local customs authorities. Instead of waiting for the empty containers transferred from the port to load goods, now clients can choose railway containers stored at Xuzhou to load the goods, and the loaded containers are then transported to Lianyungang Port for shipping, due to the new mode of intermodal transport. CR also assembles containers in advance according to the goods shipping schedules to avoid overstocked goods waiting for containers.
  “Currently, in face of the epidemic, the rail-sea transport mode of ‘containers interchange’ has solved such problems as the shortage of empty containers by the port and provided a channel ensuring efficient export of local goods.” According to a spokesperson for the Xuzhou Bureau of Commerce, this new mode, owning to the cost reduction in a simplified process without transferring empty containers, coupled with the high efficiency after solving the delay issue, will effectively improve Xuzhou’s competitiveness in terms of foreign trade.