China-Europe freight train cargo throughput handled by China's land port exceeds 12m tons
Things get busy at Ereenhot Port, the largest land port on the border between China and Mongolia. [Photo by Hu Fuguo for chinadaily.com.cn]
Total import and export cargo throughput via China-Europe freight trains handled since 2013 by Erenhot Port, the largest land port on the China-Mongolia border, had exceeded 12 million tons as of Monday, Xinhua reported.
According to figures provided by customs authorities of Hohhot, capital city of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, the port saw more than 13,000 trips made by China-Europe freight trains during the same period. The trains carried 1.35 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit), with a total commodity value of nearly $30 billion.
Through Erenhot Port, 69 China-Europe freight train routes link China with more than 60 regions of over 10 countries, including Germany and Poland.
Goods carried by China-Europe freight trains passing through Erenhot Port include footwear and apparel, mechanical and electrical products, vehicles and car parts, among some 1,000 categories of commodities.