Overview of port operations
In the 47th week, freight trains still suffered heavy rain, snow, and wind, especially at the border. Now, Alashankou and Khorgos keep efficiency with the average handling time from 5 to 8 days which is 2-3 days longer than before.
In the European direction, rail transport runs well even with the inclement weather. Trains dispatched from domestic terminals arriving in Mala in 12-15 days and Duisburg/Hamburg in 19-21 days.
Outbound service: The booking prices for operation platforms such as Chengdu, Chongqing, and Zhengzhou in December have been released, and they are basically the same as those in November. Spot rate in Xi'an and Jinan will be announced after the 20th and are expected to remain stable. Yiwu COC booking price has not yet been determined as container rental prices changed dramatically. Generally speaking, the freight rates announced by the Chengdu are 10%-15% lower than average. In December, there is sufficient space for the outbound journey to Europe, and operator and agents are stepping up their efforts to collect goods.
Inbound service: In December, the spot rate of "Duisburg/Mala-Yiwu "has been increased by $400/HQ; That of "Milan/Verona-Zhengzhou" has increased by $500/HQ, of "Liège/Munich-Zhengzhou" has increased by $300/HQ, and of "Hamburg-Zhengzhou" has increased by $600/HQ.