Departure of the first cargo ship between China-Laos-Thailand | Business

Illustration. (Source: bangkokpost)

On February 7, a train carrying 19 refrigerated containers containing about 280 tons of fresh vegetables left Kunming, the capital of southwestern China’s Yunnan province.

According to Xinhua News Agency, this is the trip cargo ship The first round trip between 3 countries including China, Laos and Thailand. According to the expected schedule, the train will arrive at the station in the Thai capital Bangkok after 55 hours.

Kunming Railway Group said the train will stop at the first point at Laos’ South Vientiane station to load and unload, then continue to Bangkok via Thailand’s narrow gauge railway. This helps the ship to shorten the travel time by 24 hours compared to the previous cargo route with a combination of Rail transportation and high-speed road transport, while reducing transportation costs by more than 20%.

In the afternoon, the ship will carry seasonal fruits such as longan and durian Thailand.

[Lào, Thái Lan, Trung Quốc xây cầu đường sắt vận chuyển hàng hóa]

The China-Laos railway line has a length of 1,035km, part of a project initiated by Beijing, passing through 30 provinces and autonomous regions in China as well as creating connections with eight Southeast Asian countries.

Currently, many countries have activities freight cross-border crossing through this railway, including 3 Southeast Asian countries including Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.

From the original 10 types of goods, up to now, the number of goods transported through here has increased to over 1,200 types and the total volume of goods on the whole route currently exceeds 2.5 million tons.

Since coming into operation, this railway has become an important connection channel between China and the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – China’s largest trading partner. /.

Minh Tam (VNA/Vietnam+)

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