A silver lining brought by China Railway Express has boosted fragile supply chains in Eurasian countries and saved businesses in both China and Europe. Air, road, rail or sea, which method of shipment do you prefer and has that changed within the last two years?
According to the data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics, from January to October 2021, the China Railway Express started 12,605 trains and carried 1.126 million TEUs of cargo, with a year-on-year increase of 26% and 33% respectively. The number of trains and traffic volume exceeded the total volume of 2020. As of September, the China Railway Express has reached 174 cities in 23 European countries, and the logistics and distribution network covers the entire Eurasian Continent. 
“During the global pandemic, the fast and safe China Railway Express effectively made up for the shortage of sea and air transport and became an indispensable part of the international logistics channel, which also reduced the international logistics and transportation cost for enterprises, and played an extremely important role in the transportation of anti-epidemic materials.” said by Liu Xiangdong, the Vice Minister of Economic Research Department of China Center for international economic exchanges.  More enterprises such as Cross-border e-commerce companies and foreign trade SMEs tried to choose China Railway Express as the logistics transportation mode.
The growth in the number of departures and the volume of goods sent fully demonstrates the important role of the China Railway Express in stabilising the global supply chain, effectively reducing the risk of the supply chain being interrupted due to the obstruction of sea and air transport under the external shock of the pandemic and providing more options for cross-border logistics transportation for all countries.