China-Europe freight train trips surge in Northeast Ports in Q1

Northeast China’s ports of Manzhouli, Suifenhe, and Tongjiang Railway Port have recorded over 1,400 China-Europe freight train trips during the first quarter of the year, Xinhua reported on Tuesday, citing China Railway Harbin Group Co., Ltd.

During this period, the ports on the eastern corridor of the China-Europe freight train service processed 1,443 trips, transporting 151,000 TEUs of goods.

This marks a historic high for the same period, with a year-on-year increase of 7.6 per cent and 6.9 per cent, respectively.

In the first quarter, a new direct train route connecting Manzhouli port with the Netherlands was inaugurated.

The eastern corridor of the China-Europe freight train service connects more than 60 Chinese cities with 14 European countries, carrying various goods such as mechanical and electrical products, groceries, and agricultural produce.

The China-Europe freight train service operates through three main corridors: western, eastern, and middle.

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