CHONGQING, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-five containers of trucks on freight trains departed southwest China's Chongqing Municipality Wednesday and headed for the Philippines.
The shipment marks the start of regular freight service for finished vehicles on the land-sea freight route, part of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, a trade and logistics passage jointly built by western Chinese provincial regions and Singapore under the framework of the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity.
The shipment of China-made trucks is scheduled to arrive at the Beibu Gulf in Guangxi, where it will transfer by sea. The whole journey takes around 10 days, about 30 fewer than river-sea transport.
Export of finished cars will be a regular service at the Tuanjiecun Station in Chongqing to meet individual demands of domestic and overseas clients, said Zhang Ding, deputy director of the station.
By the end of March, the land-sea freight route had seen 915 trips, transporting 440 million U.S. dollars worth of auto parts, construction materials, porcelain, chemical products, grains and frozen goods.
It links 166 ports in 71 countries and regions worldwide.