China Knowledge reported that China Baowu Steel Group, HBIS Group, Ansteel Group, Shougang Group and CITIC Pacific Special Steel have won the 2022 Global Influential Brand for the Steel Industry category. The China Steel Brand organized by China Metallurgical News, is an authoritative publisher recognized within the industry. This year's brand evaluation integrates factors such as market, business performance, brand impact and environmental considerations like low-carbon indicators.The steel cord products of Qingdao Special Iron and Steel, a subsidiary of CITIC Pacific Special Steel was awarded the 2022 Most Competitive Product category in the country’s metallurgical industry. As a leading special steel producer in China, CITIC Pacific Special Steel regards brand building as an important core development. The group focuses on product variety, quality and production efficiency; and strives to build professional and ‘intelligent’ brand management system that aligns international outreach. In addition, it prides itself on sustainable development in order to accomplish its vision and goals of the world's most competitive special steel enterprise group.Just a week ago, the China-Europe freight train Yangtze River was launched departing from Huangshi, the capital of mining and metallurgy, in Hubei Province. This train loaded with 500 tons of special steel was produced by Daye Special Steel (a subsidiary of CITIC Pacific Special Steel) and could reach Europe directly without transit. This saves about one month of transportation compares to the maritime route. Affected by the pandemic in recent years, shipping ports often experience delayed transshipment and associated high freight rates. The newly-built rail route will greatly boost the export of company’s steel products with higher transportation efficiency, lower logistics costs, and will further expand the company’s international market.