China-Mongolia border port sees surge in China-Europe freight trains
Aerial photo taken on April 11, 2020 shows a logistic station of the Erenhot Port in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The port has handled 379 China-Europe freight trains in the first quarter of this year.

A total of 810 China-Europe freight trains passed through the border port of Erenhot in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region between Jan 1 and June 9 of this year, an increase of 23.7 percent year-on-year, according to the local railway operator.

Among them, the number of outbound trains during the period was 340, up 16 percent year-on-year, while 470 inbound trains were recorded, up 29.8 percent, according to the China Railway Hohhot Group.

The trains carried a total of 83,412 TEUs of cargo, up 41.4 percent year-on-year, the group said.

The Erenhot Port is the largest land port on the border between China and Mongolia. So far, there are 36 routes of China-Europe freight trains via the land port.