Shanghai's YTO adds Kyrgyzstan freighters to Hebei province
SHANGHAI's YTO Express has launched a thrice weekly freighter service between Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan and Shijiazhuang, 165 miles southwest of Beijing
SHANGHAI's YTO Express has launched a thrice weekly freighter service between Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan and Shijiazhuang, 165 miles southwest of Beijing.
Next, YTO plans to add services from Shijiazhuang to Seoul and Osaka. The first Bishkek flight took place on January 16 using a 30-tonne capacity Boeing 757 freighter, reported London's Air Cargo News. The service is part of YTO efforts to connect cities on the Belt and Road route.
'The export goods of this route are mainly light industrial products such as clothing, and general e-commerce goods,' YTO said. 'The imported goods are composed of Kyrgyzstan's fur, agricultural and sideline goods.
'The opening of the Shijiazhuang-Bishkek route will promote the connectivity and economic exchanges between Hebei Province and Central Asia and the cities along the Belt and Road, and further promote the construction of Shijiazhuang's national trade and logistics centre and national logistics hub city.'
After the Chinese products are transported to Bishkek, they can not only be circulated locally, but also sent to Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries via road and rail.