China-Mongolia border port sees robust growth in freight transport in Q1

Photo taken on Jan. 8, 2021 shows freight trains at Erenhot Port in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Photo by Guo Pengjie/Xinhua)

Erenhot, the largest land port on the China-Mongolia border, has seen robust growth in China-Europe freight trains in the first quarter of this year, according to the local railway authorities.

From January to March, the port handled a total of 734 China-Europe freight trains, up 25.7 percent year on year.

As of April 17, the port had handled 863 such trains and 89,536 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers, with imported and exported freight weighing more than 3.1 million tonnes.

The port in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region now serves 57 China-Europe freight-train routes, connecting over 60 overseas destinations across more than 10 countries.  

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