URUMQI, June 11 (Xinhua) -- The first refrigerated-container train in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region left Horgos Saturday for the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
The train with 40 refrigerated-containers is 620 meters long. It carried about 1,160 tonnes of concentrate juice from the border port of Horgos to Hangzhou.
Previously, Xinjiang mainly relied on the highway system for fruit juice transport. The new train route will help local companies reduce logistics costs.
Located about 670 km from Urumqi, Xinjiang's capital, Horgos was once a busy passage used by traders traveling along the ancient Silk Road. The Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by China in 2013, has injected new vitality into the land port.
In the first five months of 2017, the trade volume in Horgos grew more than 70 percent year on year.