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Tianjin launches direct sea-rail intermodal service to Xian

THE Port of Tianjin has commenced container sea-rail intermodal service to the northwestern city of Xian with the launch of new box train service, reports Xinhua.

According to an unidentified staff member at the port, each train will have 50 cars able to carry 100 TEU. Each train covers 1,200 kilometres and takes three days to make the trip. Containers will be provided to the shippers by the port, so that they do not have to worry about finding boxes for their cargo.

Including Xian, the Port of Tianjin has launched container sea-rail intermodal services to more than 10 cities, including Chengdu, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Baotou, Shizuishan, Erenhot, Alashankou and Manzhouli.

Port of Tianjin moved 143,000 TEU of containers via sea-rail intermodal during the first three quarters of this year. 46,000 TEU were carried on the service to Alashankou and Manzhouli then transited to Europe destinations, 43 per cent more than the volume recorded in the same period a year ago.

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