Lianyungang starts regular sea-rail intermodal service to Alashankou
The mainland's coastal city of Lianyungang inaugurated regular container sea-rail intermodal service to the Xinjiang city of Alashankou on November 26, reported Xinhua.There will be one train running from each end every day with a capacity of 96 TEU. The sea-rail intermodal service from Lianyungang to Alashankou started in 1994, but became intermittent because of a lack of cargo source and train capacity.
In recent years, Lianyungang launched shipping services to Japan and Korea. As a result, an increasing number of companies in those countries have chosen to transport their cargoes to Central Asia via Lianyungang, stimulating the growth of demand for the intermodal service.