Building a New Channel for "Going to Sea" Through the "Sea Land Dual Integration", the Rapid Growth of Sea Rail Intermodal Freight Volume in the Yangtze River Delta

In the first October of this year, the sea rail intermodal transportation of major ports in the Yangtze River Delta completed a total of 1.96 million TEUs, an increase of 239000 TEUs year-on-year, or 13.9%.

Sea rail intermodal transportation is favored by export-oriented enterprises due to its strong transportation capacity, favorable transportation prices, and precise delivery times. Since the beginning of this year, the freight volume of sea rail intermodal transportation in the Yangtze River Delta has increased significantly. Among them, the "sea land dual combination" transportation mode of "China Car" has greatly improved transportation efficiency and reduced logistics costs.

Recently, a container sea rail intermodal train carrying 117 new energy vehicles departed from Changzhou, Jiangsu, arrived at the Zhoushan Port Railway Station in Ningbo, and then boarded a container ship to export to Europe. Since the beginning of this year, nearly 16000 new energy vehicles have been shipped to various parts of the world through sea rail intermodal transportation in Changzhou. Most of these new energy vehicles are sold to European countries such as the UK and the Netherlands, with new destinations added this year such as Australia, India, and Thailand.

Shanghai Port is also experiencing a wave of new energy vehicle exports, with sea rail intermodal transportation supporting the "global travel" of "Chinese cars". Shen Hai, the marketing manager of Shanghai International Port Group's sea rail intermodal transportation company, introduced that sea rail intermodal transportation has better solved the problem of new channels for customers to go to sea. Loading new energy vehicles into containers, transporting them by railway to Shanghai Port, and then "crossing the sea" through ro/ro ships or container ships can reduce costs by about 15%.

In order to meet the strong market demand, China Railway Shanghai Bureau Group Co., Ltd. and relevant departments of various ports in the Yangtze River Delta actively connect with enterprises in the Yangtze River Delta region, customize efficient and convenient sea rail intermodal logistics solutions, ensure the safety and fast shipment of goods, and ensure the smooth flow of the industrial chain and supply chain.

The freight traffic reflects strong development momentum. In the first October of this year, the cargo volume of China Europe trains in the Yangtze River Delta region also showed rapid growth. Among them, the Lianyungang China Europe Express operated a total of 511 trains (including return trips), an increase of 8.3% year-on-year; Shipped 50000 TEUs, an increase of 3637 TEUs year-on-year. Driven by market demand, Lianyungang China Europe Express has laid out four railway exit ports, namely Alashankou, Khorgos, Erenhot and Manzhouli, to achieve full coverage of major stations in Central Asia and Central Asia, and has opened six routes to five Central Asian countries, as well as China Kyrgyzstan Ukraine, China Mongolia, China Russia, China Europe and China Turkey.

In addition to sea rail intermodal transportation and China Europe freight trains, shipping and logistics enterprises such as COSCO Shipping are also accelerating the formation of a logistics system that integrates river sea direct transportation, river sea intermodal transportation, and "public rail water", focusing on reducing the total cost of social logistics and consolidating the foundation of port aviation trade integration.

Fablog logistics consulting&planning, experts of logistics and supply chain