Haoji Railway, China's longest heavy-haul coal railway, achieved the third consecutive month of increase in shipments in March, with continued efforts put by relative railway departments to organize coal shipments, People's Daily reported.
The report, however, didn't give exact figures for the volume of coal shipped via the railway.
In March, China State Railway Group, operator of the railway, delivered 309.89 million tonnes of cargoes, rising 28.41 million tonnes or 10.1% compared with the year-ago level.
The average daily load was 1,654.67 million wagons during the month, up 11.5% on the year. The average daily load of containers was registered at 34,500 wagons, increasing 8,596 wagons or 33% year on year and up 2,337 wagons compared with February.
Commencing in 2019, Haoji railway (formerly Menghua railway) has a total length of 1,813.5 kilometers. It starts from Haolebaoji in Ordos in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region and ends in Ji'an city in eastern China's Jiangxi province, connecting the main coal production areas of Shanxi, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia with consumption areas of Hubei, Hunan, and Jiangxi.
The line is planned to have an annual transport capacity of more than 200 million tonnes, but only 10% of capacity was utilized in the first half of 2020, according to an earlier report from sxcoal.com.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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