China-Mongolia border port sees increase in China-Europe freight trains

The number of China-Europe freight trains traveling via Erenhot, the largest land port on the China-Mongolia border, surpassed 300 this year, local railway authorities said.

The 317 trains carried 32,344 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of goods, up 66.84 percent year on year, according to the Erenhot Customs.

The overall volume of goods transported by the freight trains via the port during the period edged up 73.52 percent year on year to 268,800 tonnes, with the import and export values exceeding 4.35 billion yuan (about 673 million U.S. dollars).

Erenhot Port, an important channel for international cargo in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has 44 China-Europe freight train routes passing through it.