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Sichuan co-operates with the Port of Rotterdam on China-Europe rail links

China’s southwest province of Sichuan signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Port of Rotterdam to jointly develop China-Europe multimodal transportation via Chengdu-Tilburg railway link.

According to the MoU, Chengdu International Railway Port Investment & Development Group and the Port of Rotterdam will jointly develop China-Europe multimodal transportation including, but not limited to, cargo transportation from the eastern coast of North America to Rotterdam and then to China via the link of Rotterdam-Tilburg-Chengdu.

In 2016, the Chengdu-Tilburg service was launched. The addition of Rotterdam will provide a more efficient and lower cost logistics channel connecting Europe, America and China.

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Peng Qinghua, secretary of Sichuan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China said that the cooperation will expand services capability for China-Europe railway link and the connection between China and European countries.

For the Port of Rotterdam 25% of it’s inbound cargo comes from China, while nearly half of China's deep-water cargo to Europe takes Rotterdam as the first stop.

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