Recently, it is learned from Chongqing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology that five major innovations of mechanism and system boost the development of Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe International Railway. With a total of over 1,000 trains running on Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe International Railway, logistics cost of Chongqing City has decreased by 40%, and it is planned to run more than 500 trains on the Railway in 2017.
It was reported that as the first China-Europe Railway with largest number of trains, best service, highest international recognition and strongest international influence, Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe International Railway has become the representative as well as an important brand of China-Europe Railway.
Officials from Chongqing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology introduced that Chongqing has explored replicable experience that is worthy of popularizing and achieve five major innovations of mechanism and system.
Firstly, Chongqing becomes the pioneer for using a unified transnational waybill between two major China-Europe railway organizations by establishing the system of the coalition of ¡°Trans-Eurasia Rail¡± among 5 countries & 6 parties.
Secondly, Chongqing has established international customs coordination mechanism to achieve the establishment of green customs clearance mechanism of all countries along the line, i.e. one declaration, one inspection and one release.
Thirdly, Chongqing has established the mechanism integrating freight quantity and freight rates. In the past, freight rates of countries along Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway were different, and the higher rates doubled the lower one. With the establishment of the new mechanism, large quantity of freight transported by Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway will be price favorable and the transportation cost will be decreased year by year.
Fourthly, Chongqing has established the mechanism of combining government guidance and market operation. As for government, Chongqing has founded Logistics Council of Chongqing Municipal People¡¯s Government to establish logistics channel and coordinate affairs of relevant ministries and commissions of China, railway and customs. As for enterprise, Chongqing has achieved the seamless connection of international railway logistics by establishing YUXINOU (Chongqing) Logistics Co., Ltd. with China Railway, Russian Railways, National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, Deutsche Bahn and Chongqing Car Transport (Group) Co., Ltd.
Fifthly, Chongqing has strengthened the transportation safety and ensured the smooth transportation in winter. Since electronic products are affected by the temperature difference as large as 70¡ãC throughout the journey, a special thermal insulation material is developed by Chongqing to protect the freight and ensure that all freight suitable for railway transportation can be transported at any time. Moreover, Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway container GPS tracking system developed by Chongqing has solved the problem of the safe transport of freight. Chongqing is also the pioneer for international parcel through transit along China-Europe Railway.
Now Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway has transformed from special train to public train and the number of train is changed from one scheduled train per week to one or more scheduled trains per day. It also promotes the development of more than ten Trans-Eurasia freight transport channels, such as Zhengzhou-Europe International Block Train and Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe International Railway.
The type of freight transported by Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway becomes diversified. In addition to laptop, freight like automobiles, automotive components, mechanical products, coffee beans, handiworks, industrial products and living goods is also transported by Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway. Therefore, a large number of enterprises have become the major customers of Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway, including Chang¡¯an Ford, Huawei, Lifan Motors and Hogood Coffee.
The radiation scope of Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway is expanding. The gathering and distribution of Freight transported by Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway can be realized in countries along the line and major cities of China along Yangtze River Economic Belt, promoting the cooperation between countries and regions along ¡°the Belt and Road¡±. By virtue of the newly-established channels including Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway and airfreight line, Chongqing has become the only inland international logistics hub incorporating various transportation ways such as water shipping, railway, air transportation and road transportation in western China, entering the development of the global industry.
It is also learned from Chongqing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology that it is planned to decrease the logistics cost of Chongqing by 10% through the operation of Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway in 2017. It is planned by Chongqing government to expand the branch line of Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway and develop multimodal international trade channels, such as Hungarian Branch Line of Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway, Russian Branch Line of Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway, Air-rail Multimodal Channel of Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe Railway, Chongqing-Shenzhen Railway, Chongqing-Ningbo Sea-railway Multimodal Channel and Chongqing-Guangxi-Xinjiang Sea-railway Multimodal Channel.