Shanxi urges all large industrial firms to link to rail

The Department of Industry and Information Technology (DIIT) in North China’s Shanxi has reiterated the plan to accelerate the construction of special rail links connecting local enterprises to the country’s rail systems. By 2020, all the province’s large-sized industrial and mining enterprises, whose annual delivery volume of goods is above 1.5 million tonnes, will start to build special short-distance rail links from their factories and mines to national trunk lines, according to a recent plan from the department.
The latest order from Shanxi’s DIIT follows the provincial government’s guidance to optimize transportation infrastructure and achieve the “Blue Sky Safeguard” – Beijing’s commitment to clean air – over 2018-2020. The switch from truck transport to rail is also an effective way to reduce logistics costs and increase efficiency, the


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