On the morning of May 4, the first “China Post” block train for China Railway Express (hereinafter referred to as CR Express) (Yiwu-Vilnius) departed from Yiwu West Station, carrying 50 containers with over 353.77 metric tons of items collected from Zhejiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Fujian and Shandong provinces (municipalities). It is expected to arrive in Lithuania 13 days later, and then the items will be distributed to 36 European countries such as Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland, etc.
This special train to Lithuanian is the second new channel opened for China Post’s international mail transportation in Yiwu within one month after CR Express (Yiwu- Malaszewicze). It is currently the block train with the most extensive collection spots, the longest mileage and the largest number of containers. It enables Yiwu to become the first county (city) in China with the largest number of block trains transporting mail, marking that Yixinou (Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe) International Railway has become an important channel for railway mail transportation from China to Europe.
It is reported that in order to ensure the smooth launch of “China Post” special train for CR Express (Yiwu-Vilnius), the postal branch of Yiwu City has taken the responsibilities as a member of the “national team" of the industry with the work style of speed and effectiveness to rush for the opportunity of development, giving full play to the advantage of the far-reaching, global postal network. Under the guidance of China Post Group Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Postal Branch, Yiwu Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government, the postal branch and the Customs of Yiwu work closely together. With the support of Yiwu Market Development Committee, China Railway Shanghai Group Co., Ltd., Shanghai branch of China Railway Container transport Corp., Ltd. and YXE Trading Service Group, the postal branch of Yiwu City gives full play to the “artery” function of China-Europe freight trains (Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe) in mail transportation, studies and formulates feasible solutions, solves existing difficulties and bottleneck problems, and makes careful arrangements to push forward the project of “China Post” special train for CR Express (Yiwu-Vilnius), so as to deliver necessary materials and daily necessities to the enterprises and the people along the China-Europe international railway and bring confidence to related countries for their resumption of economy and production.
The postal branch of Yiwu City will always stick to the principle of serving the people, and stay true to the original aspiration and mission. It will make full use of the "dual mail transportation channels" from Yiwu to Poland and Lithuania to promote the project of express delivery services reaching down to factories and villages as well as going global. It will also speed up the construction of the trunk line transportation network to facilitate the express delivery enterprises to go global, and improve the full-scale and multidimensional international express and logistics system of sea, land, air and rail, promoting Yiwu to become an important port in ensuring the smooth operation of the foreign trade industrial chain and supply chain during the epidemic, and fostering a world-class international express and logistics service provider with stronger transportation support and more time-sensitive service level.