China’s western new international land-sea trade corridor connecting to Singapore has seen 3,174 trips during the first three quarters of this year, nearly double total number in 2019.

According to the data released by China Railway Group (Nanning), there were 1,657 trips more than the same period of last year’s. Over 200,000 teu have been handled at the corridor’s hub port, Qinzhou of Beibu Gulf port, so far this year.

The western land-sea freight route is part of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor jointly developed by western Chinese provinces and Singapore. Currently, the western land-sea freight routes are connecting 234 ports from 92 countries globally.

The railway company aims to accelerate railway port construction at Nanning and Liuzhou, Guangxi province to develop a regional land-rail transportation hub servicing ASEAN.

Formerly known as Southern Transport Corridor, the International Land-Sea Trade Corridor is a multimodal transportation link serving as a bridge between the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, connecting China’s Chongqing to Qinzhou, Guangxi province in the south by rail, and from Qinzhou to Singapore and beyond by sea.

Source: Seatrade-Maritime