Abstract : A total of 2,158 China-Europe freight trains passed through the border port of Erenhot in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the first 11 months of this year, an increase of 53.4 percent year on year, according to the local railway operator.
HOHHOT, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) — A total of 2,158 China-Europe freight
trains passed through the border port of Erenhot in north China’s Inner
Mongolia Autonomous Region in the first 11 months of this year, an
increase of 53.4 percent year on year, according to the local railway
Among them, the number of outbound trains during the period was
1,023, up 54.3 percent year on year, while 1,135 inbound trains were
recorded, up 52.6 percent, according to the China Railway Hohhot Group.
To better meet the needs of the China-Europe freight train service,
Erenhot’s railway department transformed part of its bulk cargo space,
which originally handled logs and iron ore, into container reloading
areas for the trains. The train reloading and handling capacities have
risen by some 30 percent.
Initiated in 2011, the China-Europe cargo rail transport service is
considered a significant part of the Belt and Road Initiative to boost
trade between China and countries participating in the program. Amid the
novel coronavirus pandemic, the service remains a reliable
The Erenhot Port is the largest land port on the border between China
and Mongolia. So far, there are 42 routes of China-Europe freight
trains via the land port. Enditem
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Source: China-Mongolia border port sees surge in China-Europe freight trains