Xiamen promotes high-quality BRI development

XIAMEN, China, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A report from China Daily:

As a key port city of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and the Silk Road Economic Belt, the coastal city of Xiamen in eastern China Fujian The province has made controversial efforts to expand and improve maritime corridors and boost economic and trade exchanges along the Maritime Silk Road.

Xiamen was historically significant as the start of the maritime silk route. The city has the geographical advantage of connecting north and south, as well as east and west, and it has long played a crucial and necessary role in the country’s development strategy.

Enjoying the above unique benefits, Xiamen attached great importance to increasing interconnectivity in the countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), aimed at building an efficient and convenient maritime, land and air transport network for BRI countries and regions. All of these efforts have proven successful in Xiamen consolidate its position in land-sea transport within the framework of the BRI.

In 2015, the city launched the China-Europe Express (Xiamen), which has helped integrate the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and the Silk Road, and has become a new engine for promoting BRI connectivity.

At the end of May, 1,147 China-Europe freight trains loaded with goods worth 27.71 billion yuan ($4.13 billion) started from Xiamen for Europe, according to official data. The China-Europe Express (Xiamen) opened three main routes from Xiamen at Hamburg in Germany, Central Asia and Russia.

A total of 2,026 standard containers carrying goods worth more than 1 billion yuan were provided by the combined sea-rail service of Xiamenaccording to freight operators.

The city’s railway authorities have also launched innovative and tailor-made services for local businesses, such as the special TPV Display train, allowing fast and convenient transport from Xiamen at the TPV plant in Poland.

In 2018, Xiamen launched Silk Road Maritime, a new logistics facilitation platform, which aims to add considerable value to maritime transport operations in the Eastern region by optimizing the routes currently in use.

By the end of 2021, a total of 86 routes have joined the Silk Road maritime hub, connecting 102 ports in 29 countries, and the new logistics hub has played an important role in improving transportation networks and promotion of trade in the countries and regions involved in the BRI.

SOURCE Chinese Daily

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