Erenhot port handles 10,000 China-Europe freight trains

Erenhot port handles 10,000 China-Europe freight trains

The port of Erenhot, the largest land port on the China-Mongolia border, has logged 10,000 China-Europe freight trains since the cross-border railway service launched.

The 10,000th train passing through the port left for Malaszewicze, Poland at 12:30 pm local time on 6 August, fully loaded with 50 40-foot containers.

“It took over eight years for the number of China-Europe freight trains handled by the port to reach 5,000, and only less than two years for it to grow from 5,000 to 10,000,” said Qin Zhicang, with the Erenhot rail port under China Railway Hohhot Group.

The port in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region now serves 58 China-Europe freight train routes.

The routes reach more than 60 destinations across 10 countries. 

READ: China ports move 142 million TEU in H1 2022

In December 2021, China-Europe freight trains operated by two ports in Northeast China transported 436,632 TEU as of 17 December.

According to the China Railway Harbin Group, this marked a new record on the Eastern corridor.

A total of 4,043 trains and 389,940 TEU were launched by the Manzhouli Port, a year-on-year increase of 17.9 per cent and 24.4 per cent respectively. Additionally, 511 trains and 46,692 TEU were sent through the Suifenhe Port, a year-on-year increase of 142.2 per cent and 151 per cent respectively.

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