According to the data released by the German port of Duisburg on the 15th, despite the impact of the pandemic, the container loading and unloading volume of the port of Duisburg increased by 5% to 4.2 million gauge boxes in 2020, setting a new record.
The data shows that the port’s rail freight volume from China in 2020 increased by about 70% compared with 2019.
The number of Central European trains arriving in Duisburg in 2019 averaged from 35 to 40 trains per week, and from the second quarter of 2020, the number of Central European trains increased to 60 trains per week.
The growth of the port of container business at Duisburg is not only due to the “catching-up effect” after the pandemic, but also on changes in development strategies, said Erich Stark, the chief executive of the port of Duisburg.
He stressed that the port of Duisburg began to expand its connection with Chinese cities in April 2020, and this strategy achieved results in the second half of last year.
According to the data of the National Development and Reform Commission, in 2020, in the COVID-19 pandemic, China-EU trains will give full play to the unique advantages of international rail intermodal transportation, vigorously undertake the transfer of goods by sea and air, and play an important role in stabilizing the international supply chain industry chain and helping China and Europe fight the pandemic together.
Throughout the year, 12,406 trains were opened, an increase year-on-year increase. It is 50% longer.