VIENTIANE, April 23 (China Daily/ANN): China’s Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has launched the first international China-Laos-Thailand cold chain train to establish a new global logistics corridor, reported 21st Century News.
The train carrying 1,120 tons of goods including malt, vegetables and candy left Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province, on Thursday morning (April 21).
It is expected to arrive in Laos in five days and in Thailand in seven days and return to China with high quality fruits from Thailand.
Cold chain logistics mainly transports fresh food, including meat, vegetables and aquatic products, as well as medical products such as vaccines that are subject to strict temperature requirements, said Shen Maobin, director of a logistics company in the Pinghu South Railway Logistics Park.
About 16 measures for reefer containers have been taken to ensure smooth loading and new arrival of goods, Shen said.
Economic and trade exchanges between China and ASEAN countries have become more frequent, the flow of resources has become faster, and the demand for cross-border logistics and transportation has also increased after the entry into force of the Regional Economic Partnership. globally on January 1.
The opening of the China-Laos-Thailand cold chain freight train has enriched the land transportation channel between the Greater Bay Area and ASEAN, and further strengthened agricultural trade cooperation between China and other countries. of Asean.
It is of great significance for the GBA to integrate with the Belt and Road Initiative, promote port economic development, as well as facilitate new international land-sea trade channels.
It is also essential to promote the development of international multimodal transport and improve transnational and cross-regional connectivity, according to the report, citing a senior official from China Railway Guangzhou Group Co Ltd. – China Daily/ANN