China-Europe freight trains facilitate NEV exports

As global pressure to reduce carbon emissions and energy shortages grows, many countries are considering policies to encourage the use of NEVs. As a result of China’s competitive manufacturing chain, the country’s export of NEVs has skyrocketed.

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers reports a 160 percent year-over-year rise in NEV exports to 534,000 in the first half of 2023.

Horgos Port is one of China’s closest ports to Central Asia and Europe by land transport, and it is at this port that most automobiles destined for Belt and Road countries like Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are currently entering China.

Over two hundred and sixty new energy vehicles (NEVs) were loaded onto a goods train in the Horgos Port in northwest China, and the train slowly pulled away from the terminal to begin its journey to Uzbekistan.

NEV exports through Horgos Customs increased by a factor of 3.9 year-over-year in the first half of this year, with the majority of shipments made via China-Europe goods trains.

When asked about the China-Europe goods train, Li Ruikang, manager of auto exports at Sino-Worlink Special Cargo Railway Logistics Co., Ltd., said it was “a new pathway for us.”

 

On March 19, 2021, the Tuanjie Village Station in the Chongqing Municipality of southwest China will be the departure point for the China-Europe goods train Yuxin’ou (Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe). /Xinhua

On March 19, 2021, the Tuanjie Village Station in the Chongqing Municipality of southwest China will be the departure point for the China-Europe goods train Yuxin’ou (Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe). /Xinhua

In addition, Li said his firm sends 25 percent of its exported vehicles on the China-Europe goods train because of the convenience of its customs clearance procedures.

Based on the nature, mass, and dimensions of automobiles, Horgos Customs has perfected methods for expediting and cheapening customs clearance.

The China-Europe goods train service has been operating reliably and safely between Asia and Europe since 2011. This service has been used to transport anything from IT goods and automobiles to wines and coffee beans.

According to Lyu Wangsheng, an official from Horgos Customs, more and more NEV exporters are using the China-Europe goods train service due of its dependable and hassle-free transit environment, as well as its numerous routes and convenient stops throughout Europe.

Guangzhou, a city in south China, placed fifty NEVs aboard a goods train in January and sent them to Europe. Only NEVs manufactured in Guangdong Province, China, will be allowed on the China-Europe cargo train for the first time.

The green channel for NEV exports has been opened by Guangzhou Customs to facilitate more effective logistics and supply chain management.

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