FUZHOU -- A new regular cargo service was launched Thursday between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.
A ro-ro cargo vessel named "Taipei Express" set sail for Taipei from
Pingtan Jinjing Port in eastern China's Fujian province. The freighters
depart every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Pingtan. A single journey
takes five and a half hours.
The service is jointly operated by Taiwan Wagon Group and Pingtan
Transportation Group. The freighters have a maximum capacity of 230
"The new cargo service is to meet growing logistic demand across the
Taiwan Straits and will bring more convenience and openness to the cargo
trade," according to Lin Li, deputy director of Pingtan cross-Straits
express delivery management center.
Pingtan, an island about 126 kilometers away from Taiwan, has been
encouraging cross-Straits logistics in recent years. In October, Pingtan
set up a commercial warehouse in Taipei.