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China port handles over 200,000 TEUs via China-Europe freight trains since 2014

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-11-12 13:14
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A crane loads containers at Erenhot Port in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region on April 11, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

HOHHOT -- The border port of Erenhot in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region has handled over 200,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) via China-Europe freight trains since 2014, the local railway operator said Wednesday.

Since initiating the China-Europe freight train service in May 2014, Erenhot Port has been handling rising numbers of cargo trains.

So far in 2020, a total of 1,970 China-Europe freight trains have passed through the port, an increase of 52.2 percent compared with the same period last year. The number of TEUs handled has reached 200,063, a rise of 64.2 percent year-on-year.

Erenhot Port, the largest land port on the China-Mongolia border, has 42 China-Europe freight train routes passing through it.

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