According to QI Dan, general manager of Chongqing Logistics, there were 2,063 trips from Chongqing to Europe in 2020, up 72%, transporting over 2.7 billion yuan value of medical supplies and basic necessities alone in 2020. The Chang’an China-Europe freight train service from Xi’an to Europe operated 3,720 trains last year, 1.7 times that of the previous year, and transported more than 2.81 million t of cargo, (+ 60 %), of which 80,000 t were COVID-19 related materials.
In 2020, Yiwu station in Eastern Zhejiang Province, handled 1399 freight trains to Europe in 2020.
Xinhua news release, Jan 18/19/28, 2021
Freight train traffic between China and Europe increased strongly in 2020