Rail, sea freight service open with China

Published: December 2, 2016
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The first cargo train, launching the direct rail route and sea freight service between China and Pakistan, departed from Yunnan, an inland province in southwest China, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

A cargo train loaded with 500 tonnes of commodities left Kunming, capital of Yunnan, for the port city of Guangzhou from where the cargo will be loaded on ships and transported to Karachi, marking the opening of the new route.

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“The route helps local businesses connect with the world market,” Wu Jianlie a representative from the New Silk Road Yunnan Limited said. The new service is said to reduce the transport cost by more than half.

Experts also stated that it would be beneficial for the local firms and traders, who could not expand more and cater to the demands of international clients. They further stated that goods could now reach clients efficiently and more effectively as well as bring prominence to Yunnan.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 2nd, 2016.

 

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  • abreez
    Dec 2, 2016 - 9:49AM

    Pak-China border to close for four months starting tomorrow
    pamirtimes.net
    Nov 29, 2016
    Gilgit: The Pak-China border at Khunjerav will be shut down, as per routine, for a period of four months, starting 30th of November. The border closes due to heavy snowfall at the 15,500 feet high crossing.
    The border will open again on the 1st of April 2017.Recommend

  • abreez
    Dec 2, 2016 - 10:10AM

    A cargo train loaded with 500 tonnes of commodities left Kunming, capital of Yunnan, for the port city of Guangzhou from where the cargo will be loaded on ships and transported to Karachi, marking the opening of the new route.
    From Guangzhou to Karachi by sea, where is new Silk Road involve.Recommend

  • abreez
    Dec 2, 2016 - 11:31AM

    Distance from Kunming to Guangzhou = 1372 km
    Distance from Guangzhou to Karachi by sea with 15 knots = 5048 nm (9348km)
    Distance from Kunming to Karachi by sea = 10,720 km
    Distance from Kunming to Urumqi = 3780 km
    Distance from Urumqi to Khunjerab = 1876 km
    Distance from Khunjerab to Karachi = 2218 km
    Distance from Kunming via Khunjerab to Karachi = 7874 kmRecommend

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