11 May
Construction and Operation of Chongqing–Xinjiang–Europe Railway

"Chongqing–Xinjiang–Europe" international trade channel starts from Tuanjie Village Chongqing Railway Container Central Terminal, runs through Eurasia and arrives in Duisburg of Germany. The railway is 10.937 kilometers in length and crosses 6 countries. It begins from Chongqing, goes across Lanzhou and enters Kazakhstan from the border port of Xinjiang–Alataw Pass. After that, it goes by Russia, Belarus, Poland and ends in Germany. The railway operates based on the "five-fixed mode", namely, fixed time, fixed routing, fixed country, fixed station and fixed price, which ensures the smooth passing through the countries along the line and achieves one-time customs clearance, one-time inspection for full route pass. The trains operated along the line are under full-time monitoring.

Since the operation of the railway in 2011, the amount of train shifts has been totaled 458, including 340 outbound and 118 inbound shifts. The past three years has witnessed the steady increase of shifts and the initial effect of cargo concentration. It attracts the electronic manufacturers from East China and South China to export products to Europe via the railway. Meanwhile, world-famous logistics and transportation enterprises, including NTT Company, Kuehne & Nagel and DB Bahn come to settle in Chongqing.

On February 28, 2013, the first inbound shift of freight train was operated successfully on the "Chongqing–Xinjiang–Europe" railway. In 2014, there were 102 inbound and 21 outbound train shifts operated on the railway. The traffic volume of Chongqing–Xinjiang–Europe railway in 2014 accounted for 80% of the total traffic volume of Sino–Europe trains. By the end of November, 2015, there have been 252 shifts (including 152 outbound and 100 inbound) operated successfully on the Chongqing–Xinjiang–Europe railway.