On April 28, the first Chongqing¡ªASEAN cargo liner by road was launched at Banan Chongqing Logistics base. Through this road channel connecting the maritime silk road, the materials and products made in Chongqing such as electrical and mechanical products, construction material, automobile and motorcycle could be transported quickly to southeast Asian areas. While the fruits, food and timber from Southeast Asia could be transported to Chongqing and the majority of West China areas.
For recent years, Chongqing has been striving to develop international logistics network. After air, water and train, the open of this international road channel marks Chongqing¡¯s air-water-train-road multiple logistics network has been established.
On the launch day, there were 10 cargo liners being dispatched with the cargo loaded including paper and motorcycle parts. It will take 40 hours for these cargo liners to arrive at Hanoi. It is predicted that by 2020, the cargo volume through Chongqing-ASEAN road will reach RMB 20 billion per year.