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Chongqing to have rail link with Rotterdam

A cargo rail linking southwest China's Chongqing Municipality to North European port Rotterdam in the Netherlands will be completed in 2012, Chongqing's vice mayor Huang Qifan said yesterday.

He didn't disclose the cost of the line.

The rail line will start from Chongqing, go through northwest China's Lanzhou City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Russia's Moscow before reaching the terminus in Rotterdam.

When it is in operation, cargo transported from Southwest China will only take 13 days to North Europe, shorter than departing from east China's costal areas, Huang said.

It will greatly boost Chongqing's logistics industry and increase the interior city's competitiveness against coastal areas, he said.

In other developments, the Ministry of Railways has approved Chongqing's proposal to increase one cargo shuttle to Yangshan Deep-Water Port, an essential cargo hub in east coastal China, Huang disclosed.

The trip between the two hubs takes around one day.


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