China-Laos Railway Offers a New Choice for Cross-Border Mail Transport for Countries Along the Line

China-Laos Railway Offers a New Choice for Cross-Border Mail Transport for Countries Along the Line

March 2023 marks the 15th month since the launch of China-Laos Railway. The freight trains on this line cover members of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), such as China, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar,  Cambodia and Vietnam etc. The categories of cargo have expanded from 10+ to 1,200+. As of January 10, 2023, the total amount of goods sent via the line exceeded 13.00 million tons, including about 2.50 million tons of cross-border goods. Lao Post issued a commemorative stamp marking the completion of China-Laos Railway.

The Railway also opens up a new channel for mail transport. It is noted that China Post Group and Lao Post are discussing ways to enhance cooperation in mail transport via the Railway. The Railway departments of countries concerned are actively exploring new modes of international rail transport, such as “Lancang-Mekong Express + Cross-Border E-commerce” and “China-Laos Railway + CR¬†Express”, to improve the coverage and cross-border freight capacity of the line. The Railway offers a new choice for cross-border mail transport for countries along the line, especially LMC countries, and injects new impetus to the rapid development of regional trade.