This aerial photo taken on May 15, 2022 shows a China-Europe freight train departing from Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin)
NANNING, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region saw its first China-Europe freight train of 2023 leave the station on Thursday.
The freight train, carrying heavy machinery such as graders, loaders and rollers, left the Nanning International Railway Port for Tashkent in Uzbekistan, with a stop at Alataw Pass, a major land port in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
In 2022, Guangxi handled 33 China-Europe freight trains. In the second half of the year, the numbers of freight trains and container shipments increased by 53.8 percent and 57.7 percent, respectively, from the first half.