Data from China Railway Nanning Group shows that 98 trains transported a total of 2,940 standard containers along the Sino-Vietnamese Railway in the first quarter of 2022. The number of trains increased by 27.3% compared to the same period last year, and the number of containers increased by 34.1%. The Sino-Vietnamese Railway has helped 55 companies handle cross-border trade between China and Vietnam through the border port of Pingxiang in Guangxi.
Cross-border rail transport in Guangxi expanded rapidly in early 2022. A total of 57 trains left China for Vietnam in the first quarter, a 128 percent growth over the same period last year. They mainly transported export machinery and electronics. “Made in China” has become increasingly popular in ASEAN markets.
Fruit transport was often interrupted in the first quarter of last year, but this year the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) came into effect on January 1 and the first containers full of fruit entered China through the port. Pingxiang border crossing on January 6.
Until April 1, a total of 11,366 tons of fruit entered China via Pingxiang. Fang Peng, CEO of Baosheng Zhongheng International Logistics Co., Ltd., explained that the company has supportive policies and high-quality infrastructure to speed up the movement of products. The number of orders and the conditions of sale are improving regularly. The Sino-Vietnamese Railway provides an important impetus for the development of Baosheng Zhongheng International Logistics and other import/export companies.
Trains crossing the China-Vietnam border in Guangxi once carried chemicals and metals, but now they bring medicinal resources, fruits and mechanical equipment. The railway further integrates the domestic market and the international market.
Source: Nanning Daily