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China border ports handle record number of freight trains in first half of 2021

Updated : 2021-07-07

By ( e.my399.com )

A fully-loaded China-Europe freight train leaves the country. [Photo/MY399.COM]

The Manzhouli and Suifenhe border railway ports under the jurisdiction of the China Railway Harbin Bureau handled a total of 2,265 China-Europe freight trains in the first half of this year, a year-on-year increase of 41.47 percent, according to information from the bureau.

Statistics show that Manzhouli port, the largest border railway port in China, handled 10 China-Europe freight trains each day on average.

Since May of this year, the number of China-Europe trains entering and leaving the country through Manzhouli port began to increase, with an average of 12.5 trains per day, a record high since the port’s opening.

Suifenhe port, Heilongjiang province’s largest railway port opening up to Russia, handled more than 20 return China-Europe freight trains per month for six consecutive months since the beginning of this year. 

Especially in June, the number of inbound and outbound freight trains through Suifenhe port was 59, a year-on-year increase of 247 percent. Of the total, 52 were return trips.

These statistics indicate that the number of operating China-Europe freight trains has achieved sustained and steady growth, and that the trains have become a bridge for mutual benefits and win-win cooperation among countries along the freight train routes.