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Freight trains made over 100 trips between Xiamen and Europe | Updated: 2017-12-15 16:00
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Cargo trains made a historical 103 journeys between East China's coastal city of Xiamen and European countries between January and November this year, according to the Administration of Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone.

Meanwhile, freight trains carried about 7,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) containers of goods worth $1.87 billion via the port, 89 outbound and 14 inbound.

Safety, high-capacity, lower charges and less weather and environment influence are Xiamen port’s main advantages.

For example, the train from Xiamen to Hamburg took about 16 days, one-third of the time ships usually take.

The types of goods freight trains are carrying have also diversified.

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