A cargo train heading for Vietnam left Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province Monday [12 June 2017] afternoon, an opening of a new route. The train will travel 854 kilometers in four to six days to the port city of Hai Phong, carrying mainly ore and raw materials for the chemical industry in 32 containers, according to the Jinlai Shunfa international logistics company…Full Article: ECNS.cn June 2017

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  • The Kunming-Hai Phong freight train service currently runs weekly, with hopes of daily service in the future.

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  • In March 2017, a new sea freight route (operated by China COSCO Shipping Corporation) between Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh and China’s Fangchenggang was launched. Located in Guangxi Region near Vietnam, Fangchenggang Port is considered a major transport hub for fruit. Shipping service between the port and Ho Chi Minh City currently runs once a week, but officials hope this will increase to twice or three times per week by the end of the year.

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