Freight traffic holds strong at Alashankou Port amidst COVID-19

Alashankou Port

Alashankou Port in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has registered an increase in China-Europe rail freight traffic, totaling 3,000 trains in 2022 so far.

According to national railway authorities, cargo volume exceeded 2.5 million tonnes as the outbreak of COVID-19 has not excessively impacted the railway industry – which was able to provide large transportation capacity, access to several countries and regions, and stability in operation.

The main export goods transported at Alashankou Port were auto parts, electronic equipment, computers and accessories, and daily necessities. Imported goods included chemical raw materials, mechanical accessories and industrial equipment, according to the authorities.

At present, 28 China-Europe freight train routes pass through Alashankou Port, carrying more than 200 kinds of goods.

Ports across China moved a total of 116.5 million TEU over the first five months of 2022, a 2.3 per cent increase year-on-year.

Despite facing challenges due to the recent city-wide lockdown, Shanghai remained the country’s most productive port in May – handling 3,400,000 TEU.

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