A cargo train arrived at northwest China’s Xi’an city on Saturday [26 March 2016], carrying 2,000 tonnes of organic cooking oil imported from Kazakhstan. The Chang’an Train, loaded with 1,000 tonnes of sunflower seed oil and 1,000 tonnes of rapeseed oil, set off from Almaty of Kazakhstan on Monday. The journey is the first regular cargo service between Kazakhstan and China…Full Article: Xinhua Mar 2016

Key Point

  • Launched in late 2013, the Xi’an-Almaty cargo train route (~6 days) generally only carried goods from China to Kazakhstan, but has now begun shipping goods into China.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In December 2013, the Zeleny corridor opened in Bakhty, East Kazakhstan Province and in its cross border checkpoint in Paikitu, Xinjiang Region, China.

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