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Changchun: Northeast Asian International Multimodal Transport Center Takes Shape

CHANGCHUN, April 18 (Xinhua News)Situated in the geometric center of Northeast Asia, Changchun, Capital City of Jilin Province, has now become a hub receiving cargoes from Japan and ROK to get linked with Central European trains to Europe. This means that theinternational multimodal transport of Northeast Asia has taken shape.

Every week, the trains with boards imported from Russia, and others with electronics and auto parts to Europe can be seen at the Changchun International Land Port. 

These trains called Changchun-Manzhouli-Europe Trains start from Changchun, run out of territory through Manzhouli Port, via Siberia of Russia, Brest of Belarus, Warsaw of Poland, and arrive in Schwarz Hyde of Germany. 

The total length is 9,800 kilometers. A single trip takes 14 days, or 20 plus days less than that of shipment.

Currently, Changchun-Manzhouli-Europe Trains can serve Northeast Chinas three provinces, Pan Bohai Sea region and North China as well as Japan, ROK and other Northeast Asian countries.

Northeast China, as a major source of cargos, is a distribution center with stable export customer resources for such equipment manufacturing industries as auto and railway vehicle.The terminal Schwarz Hyde of Germany is surrounded by automotive equipment makers of Europe. The European section of Changchun-Manzhouli-Europe Line can now serve such countries as Portland, Italy, Czech, France, Spain and Germany, etc.

An increasingly number cargos from such countries and regions as Japan, ROK and Hong Kong will be transported or transited in a multimodal way by the Changchun-Manzhouli-Europe Line that starts from Northeast China as it gets more popular.

Volvo, HUAWEI, Colgate, Samsung Electronics, F1 Racing and other internationally renowned enterprises have become the customers of Changchun-Manzhouli-Europe Line. In September2016, the clod chain of Changchun-Manzhouli-Europe Line was opened. The section from Changchun to Russia is 7,000 kilometers long, and takes about 12 days for a single trip. Jilin Province has planned to make use of this line to create a Northeast China International Cold Chain Service Center to provide fresh vegetables and fruits for Northeast Asian and European countries.

In the first quarter of this year, the amount of TEUs imported and exported through Changchun-Manzhouli-Europe Line exceeded the total of 2016.

By making use of Central European trains, Changchun is striving to create Northeast Chinas gateway hub airport and international inland port in an effort to drive the construction of a Northeast Asian logistic center and international cooperation and exchanges center for the promotion of the revitalization of the old industrial base.