China-Europe postal trains transport over 2,000 tonnes of mail to EuropeChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 26, 2020
As of Monday, a total of 2,118.93 tonnes of mail have been transported by China-Europe postal trains from China to 36 European countries, including to Spain, Denmark, Switzerland and France, according to Hangzhou Customs.
Hangzhou China-Europe postal train
Topics: China Europe
It is the sixth international postal train since the service was launched. After its arrival in Lithuania, the mail will be distributed across Europe.
Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, a large number of international flights to and from China have been suspended or reduced, which has caused a huge impact on international mail delivery and a serious backlog of mail.
In response, Hangzhou Customs launched the China-Europe postal train service to help transport the mail.
"The China-Europe freight train service has obvious logistical advantages in terms of relatively stable logistical costs and transportation time amid the epidemic," said Shang Chunyan, a staff member with Yiwu Customs under Hangzhou Customs.
Statistics show that by the end of April, a total of 129 China-Europe freight trains departed from Yiwu this year. The trains carried 10,842 TEUs of goods, up 44.1 percent year on year. ■