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Freight costs of Yuxin'ou to drop

2013-08-26 15:48:42

Photo shows the panorama of a freight yard in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo source: CQNEWS reporter Li Xiaoming)

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- "The freight volume of Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe International Railway (Yuxin'ou Railway) has increased and its customer rating in Russia’s railway system is going to be improved, so we will consider offering this international railway some preferences in freight," revealed by the general manager from Gorky Branch of Russian Railway Container Corporation during the interview by the news group of Media Tour along Yuxin'ou Railway on August 24. Therefore, the freight costs of Yuxin'ou Railway may be further reduced.

With the rapid development of Sino-Russian economic and trade relations in recent years, an increasing number of Chinese goods have been distributed by Nizhny Novgorod Railway Station directed by Gorky branch, with an average annual growth rate of 8%. In the first half of 2013, the total cargo volume has amounted to 2,627 containers at the railway station, and 846 of them came from China, occupying nearly one-third of the total. The Chinese merchandise mainly includes building materials, automobiles, daily consumptions and chemical products.

Generally speaking, the freight cost of Yuxin'ou Railway is 0.6 dollar/km in Russia, not including the service cost of other items, which is comparatively higher among all the countries through which it travels. In Kazakhstan, the freight charges only 0.4 dollar/km.

With the traffic volume increasing, the Yuxin'ou Railway is likely to acquire higher customer rating; hence, it will enjoy more favorable prices. (Translated by Wang Zhinan)

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Editor:Liu Kan