A police officer checks an outbound China-Europe freight train at Khorgos Pass in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Photo: XinhuaA police officer checks an outbound China-Europe freight train at Khorgos Pass in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua
A police officer checks an outbound China-Europe freight train at Khorgos Pass in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua

Severe backlog in Europe-bound trains at Chinese border, as coronavirus increases rail freight volume

  • Terminals struggle to handle rise in cargo as more cities put on services to Europe and pandemic prompts many shippers to switch from air and sea transport
  • China-Europe rail traffic exceeded planned volume in 2018, stressing limited system

Topic |   China economy
A police officer checks an outbound China-Europe freight train at Khorgos Pass in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Photo: XinhuaA police officer checks an outbound China-Europe freight train at Khorgos Pass in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua
A police officer checks an outbound China-Europe freight train at Khorgos Pass in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua
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