Intermodal express trains loaded with 50-foot containers start regular freight train service

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This photo taken on Sept. 20, 2023 shows an intermodal express train loaded with 50-foot containers at Guangzhou International Port Railway Station in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. Intermodal express trains loaded with 50-foot containers respectively departed from east China's Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha of central China's Hunan Province and Kunming of southwest China's Yunnan Province on Wednesday, joining force of regular freight train service. The 50-foot containers are independently developed by China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (China Railway), each with a weight of 36 tonnes and a load capacity of 30.85 tonnes. The volume of these containers reaches 114.4 cubic meters, a 50 percent increase over that of 40-foot international standard containers, making them the largest containers by volume that have been put into use in China by far. (Xinhua/Deng Hua)

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