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Shipping firms open first container route to Russia

Updated: 2012-10-19 10:56
( China Daily)

Chinese shipping companies have opened their first China-Russia container route, shipping more than 100 containers filled with consumer goods, computer components and ironware products from East China's Ningbo port to Russia's Vostochny port.

Container ships use the route weekly, departing Ningbo port every Thursday. After arriving at the Vostochny port, cargoes will be unloaded and transferred via railway to East Europe.

Bilateral trade between China and Russia has increased steadily in recent months. During the first three quarters of the year, trade volume between the two countries surged by 14.2 percent from a year earlier to $66.2 billion, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs.

China Daily-Agencies