Northeast ports on the China-Russia border have reported over 3,000 China-Europe freight train trips this year, according to the China Railway Harbin Group Co., Ltd.
State media Xinhua reported that as of 25 August, the two ports of Manzhouli and Suifenhe had handled 3,037 China-Europe freight train trips with 291,186 TEU of goods.
This has resulted on a 35.5% increase for train trips and a 44.6% surge in TEU handled, year on year.
Suifenhe port witnessed 323 China-Europe freight train trips, soaring by 207.6%.
Suifenhe transported 29,176 TEU of cargo by freight – an increase of 218.7%.
Over 50 China-Europe freight train routes pass through the two ports, linking more than 10 countries with 60 Chinese cities including Guangzhou, Changsha and Tianjin, among others.