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Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Takes the First 80 German Automobiles to Chongqing

On August 30, the first China-Europe scheduled train (Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe) loaded with 80 imported vehicles such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volkswagen arrived in Tuanjie Village Railway Port, Chongqing, which marks the formation of 1+N distribution system of China-Europe scheduled train (Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe).
 
The related principal from Chongqing Municipal Foreign Trade and Economic Commission said that “1” in the 1+N distribution system actually represents the main railway from Chongqing to Duisburg, Germany and “N” means that the points of rally and distribution chosen from countries along the main railway according to customers’ needs. Right now, the available points of rally and distribution are: Duisburg of Germany, Frankfurt, Cologne, Antwerp of Belgium, Moscow of Russia, Cherkessk, Mataszewicze of Poland, Kutno, Brest of Belarus, Alma Ata of Kazakhstan, and Kostanay. The construction of vehicle ports will be highlighted in the next stage, for which ports like Stuttgart and Munich of Germany are going to be opened.
 
This is the China-Europe scheduled train (Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe) for transporting the imported finished vehicles within a short time after being approved to set up Chongqing Finished Vehicle Import Port. It is also the first scheduled train in China for transporting finished vehicles from other countries to China. The related principal from Chongqing Municipal Foreign Trade and Economic Commission said: “Since the traditional transportation of international trade of automobile is carried by sea, so there is no precedent on importing automobile through trains in the international transport. And comprehensive advantages are required to change the traditional mode of transportation and logistics.”
 
It was said that in order to ensure adequate supply for the first imported automobile train, Chongqing Municipal Foreign Trade and Economic Commission has set up a working group, which positively sought the support from Ministry of Commerce and contacted with the general agents of five major brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volkswagen in China. In addition, the working group also effectively presented the operation of China-Europe scheduled train (Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe) as well as the functions of Chongqing Finished Vehicle Import Port. Through these efforts, 80 cars including BMW (20), Mercedes-Benz (20) and Volkswagen (40) were finally loaded in Duisburg and carried to Chongqing as schedule.
 

It was introduced that Europe has always been the high-end car producing area in the world and Chongqing is the third largest car production base in China. As successfully being approved to set up Chongqing Finished Vehicles Import Port, Chongqing gives full play to the quickness and convenience of China-Europe channel (Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe) to effectively promote the development of automobile industry through integration and complementation between China and Europe and promote the transformation and upgrading of the structure of automobile industry in central and western China.
   

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