About Shandong

 Basic Facts

 Geography

 Resources

 Infrastructure

 Society

 Shandong Economy

 Economic Facts

 Foreign Cooperation

 Investment Policy

 Foreign Affairs
  Agencies

 Shandong Tourism

 History & Culture

 Shandong Celebrities

 Tourist Resources

 Travel Attractions

 Star-rated Hotels

 Major Cities 

 Jinan

 Qingdao

 Yantai

 Weihai

 Jining

 Dezhou

 Zibo

 Weifang

 Heze

 Liaocheng

  Train ferry across Bohai launched  

  

 

A freight train ferry left Lushun in Dalian City, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, at 8 a.m. Monday for Yantai, a port city in East China's Shandong Province, marking the start of railway transport across the Bohai Sea.

It is the first train ferry on the Bohai Sea, a horseshoe-shaped sea with an area of 77,000 square kilometers in North China.

The ferry, a roll-on-roll-off vessel 182.6 meters in length and 24.8 meters wide, can carry a 50-car freight train, 50  20-ton trucks, 25 passenger cars and 480 passengers.

But for the first voyage from Lushun to Yantai, the specially built ferry was only loaded with 50 railway cars carrying cargo such as timber and grain. It is expected to reach Yantai in six hours.

The new ferry service cuts the trip from Yantai to Dalian by 1,800 kilometers. Currently, more than 18 million tons of cargo and 7 million people travel  between Dalian and Yantai a year.

It is the second marine ferry service in China and the longest. The first rail transport ferry sails in the Qiongzhou Strait in South China, connecting Haikou on Hainan Island with  Hai'an in Guangdong Province.

The launch of Monday's ferry service is expected to help rejuvenate China's aging industrial area in the northeast.

 

Last
Next

close

Top  

Contact  Us  |   About  Us  |  DZWWW.COM
Copyright (C) 2000-2003    DZWWW.COM   All  Rights Reserved.