China to launch int’l rail freight route «Xian-Almaty»


China to launch int'l rail freight route «Xian-Almaty»Kazakhstan-China international rail freight route from Xian, Shaanxi Province of China (PRC), to Almaty will be officially launched on November 28, according to the press service of the international port area “Xian”.

The international container train “Chang’an” will run on “Xian – Baoji – Urumqi – Alashankou – Almaty” route. The total route length is 3860 kilometers, the travel time is 6 days. The new rail line will reduce the delivery time of goods compared to transportation by motor road for more than 20 days.

Local media has named the route as the “golden way” of the economic zone of the Great Silk Road, noting that it will become one of the most profitable freight routes between China and the countries of Central Asia.

Shaanxi Province is the gateway to the North-West of China. It is located in the center of the country and is considered the spiritual birthplace of Chinese culture and history as well as the beginning of the Great Silk Road.