The inland port cooperates with major rail service providers and customs in Kazakhstan, Russia and Germany, as well as major ticket-booking portals for ferries and railways across large parts of Europe.上海千花坊
“At present, no other trade hub in China is able to amass such a huge trove of data as we do with our system,” Ma said.
According to the port area authorities, during a recent trial of the system freight trains r
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Between 2016 and the middle of this month, more than 2,400 trains had hauled goods acro
ss the port area, via about 20 routes of the China Express Railway, and made their way to 25 cities in 18 countries.
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vice, the port area is also expected to provide a major boost for the regional economy.
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ing to Zheng Weiguo, vice-manager of Urumqi International Land Port Multimodal Transport Co.
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nd him, heavy trucks loaded with multicolored containers were revving up to transfer goods onto an approaching freight train.
It can take as long as 50 days for the sauce to reach its farthest destination, Naples in Italy, by sea, setting off from Tianjin Port in North China.
“The express train services have cut the journey time to about 12 days, allowing Chinese agricultu
ral goods to overtake their global competitors,” said Liu Shaohua, deputy director of the port area.
“We have already received positive feedback from wholesale buyers overseas, who have praised the rail service for its speed and low rate of da
mage (to goods). In the future, we plan to further boost confidence in products made in Xinjiang, and expand avenues fo
r overseas sales through the real-time monitoring system and the sophisticated freight rail network.”
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The UAE delegation will comprise some 75 SMEs from a broad range of sectors: agriproducts, trade and retail, innovation, technology, hospitality, industries and manufacturing. These will cover a total exhibition area of 800 square meters, said Rahma Alshamsi, UAE consul general in Guangzhou.
A number of countries – including Bulgaria, Mexico, Brazil, the Philippines, Laos and Myanmar – have shown great interest in co-hosting the fair in the future and will hold talks with the organizers during the event, He said.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, which co-hosted the fair last year, has agreed to take the role for the next five years starting from this year. He said the move would give impetus to the consistent development of SMEs across the globe.
Zhang Linhe, head of the business unit in the Ofice of Japan External Organization in Gua
ngzhou, told the briefing that 29 companies from a variety of industries – including food, beauty products, fashion and
metalware – would join the Japanese delegation. Zhang said 17 of these are new to the event.