A crane loads containers at a logistics base in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 23, 2020. (Photo by Wang Jianmin/Xinhua)
BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Lianyungang, a coastal city in east China's Jiangsu Province saw departure and arrival of 418 China-Europe freight trains in the first eight months of 2020, up 41.6 percent year on year, according to the Economic Daily on Monday.
In the first seven months of the year, the city saw 370 trips made by the China-Europe freight trains, up 43.97 percent year on year.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the freight trains have played an important role in helping stabilize the international logistics supply chain.
According to local customs, Lianyungang saw its foreign trade in the first seven months stand at 5.13 billion U.S. dollars, up 3 percent year on year.
It is worth noting that the city's trade with the countries and regions along the Belt and Road routes has maintained a growth trend since the beginning of the year. Its trade with above countries and regions stood at 1.53 billion U.S. dollars, up 3 percent year on year. In breakdown, its exports to those countries and regions amounted to 670 million U.S. dollars during the period and imports stood at 860 million U.S. dollars. (Edited by Hu Pingchao with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)