As of September 10, the number of China-Europe/Central Asia freight train trips passing through northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region this year totalled 10,017, up 10.1 percent year on year, according to China Railway Urumqi Group Co Ltd.
Among them, 5,365 China-Europe/Central Asia trains passed through the Khorgos Railway Port, a year-on-year increase of 10.8%; 4,652 China-Europe/Central Asia trains passed through the Alashankou Railway Port, a year-on-year increase of 9.2%.
For five consecutive months this year, Khorgos Port has seen more than 600 such freight trains each month.
On 19 March 2016, Khorgos Port launched the first China-Europe freight train service. Since then, the number of trains handled annually at the port has repeatedly reached new highs, increasing from 386 in 2016 to more than 7,000 in 2022.
To date, the port has seen a total of 77 railway routes put into operation, while the radiation area has expanded to 45 cities in 18 countries and regions.