- 17 April 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
The first postal rail delivery train between China and Europe has arrived in Lithuania, carrying medical supplies.
The Chinese Embassy in Lithuania made the announcement. The Chongqing Municipality arranged the train, that is the first of its kind to arrive in the Baltic country. It is aimed at meeting increased international parcel delivery demand amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The service “opened up new, reliable and efficient logistics channel for China to transport anti-epidemic materials in large quantities to Europe,” said Chinese Ambassador to Lithuania Shen Zhifei on Sunday.
The ambassador highlighted that the postal rail delivery train came “at the critical moment when the world joins efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.” Departing from Chongqing on April 3, the “China Post” CR Express 1st block train carries 44 TEUs of relief supplies and parcels, which will be transferred later to other European countries.
Seven more such trains are set to leave for Lithuania in the near future. China-Europe cargo trains from Chongqing have taken cargo to 36 countries in Europe since 2014.