Overview of port operations
The China-Europe freight train operated smoothly in the Week 4, and the overall efficiency improved. According to our data, the transshipment through Khorgos runs better than the other three ports. The fastest handling took about 4 days, and the slower ones about 8 days. In the recent week, the average reloading at Alashankou is about 7 days, and it can take up to 12 days when there are long queues waiting. Generally, the rail transport achieved a better performance. In the European direction, it takes about 13 days from domestic stations to Malaszewicze and 16-23 days to Duisburg.
Outbound service: The schedule and booking prices at major platforms for Feb have been released. The booking prices at Yiwu, Guangdong, and Xi'an remained stable compared to last month, while the SOC prices in Chengdu and Chongqing remain unchanged. There are fluctuations for certain routes. When it comes to the space supply , Chongqing gained great attention as their COC service enjoys cheaper prices. There are adequate plans at Chengdu, Xi’an and Zhengzhou destined to many European terminals as Mala, Lodz, Kolyadichi, Zhodzina, Bely Rast, Tilburg, Tashkent and etc. The plans for the Xi'an-Duisburg express train has been cut and spaces are almost sold out till Mid-February.
Inbound service: In February, there has been no overall fluctuation in railway freight rates towards Central Asia. Xi‘an, Hefei, and Jinhua have all maintained their original price. Xi'an has sufficient cabin space and multiple schedules for each route.
In February, there has been no overall fluctuation in railway freight rates towards Central Asia. Xi'an has sufficient cabin space and multiple schedules for each route. Zhengzhou has a large volume of LCL cargo in February, and the space is fully booked. Full containers can be booked.