China registered a year-on-year growth of 3.6% in cargo shipment via railway to 1.69 billion tonnes in the first half of 2020, CCTV reported citing data released earlier by China State Railway Group.
This helped gain 187.7 billion yuan ($26.9 billion) of revenue, which, however, dropped 4.2% compared with the same period last year.
Daily rail freight shipment came in at more than 10 million tonnes in June, creating a new high since this year.
China State Railway has been vigorously ensuring cargo transport during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak and lowering logistic cost for enterprises.
The number of heavy-haulage trains of Daqin, Tanghu and Wari lines was increased, and Haoji railway also played its role in ensuring cargo delivery. Daqin railway hit a single-day shipment record of 1.38 million tonnes.
Major coastal ports handled 208 million tonnes of iron ore during the period, rising 21.7% year on year.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Jessie Jia)
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