As of August 25, a total of 3,037 trains and 291,186 teUs (teUs) of goods have passed through Manzhouli and Suifenhe ports, the eastern passage of China-Europe freight trains, up 35.5% and 44.6% year on year respectively, China Railway Harbin Bureau Group Co., LTD announced Monday.
Since 2013, the first China-Europe freight train service through Manzhouli port has shown a trend of sustained and rapid growth, and has now exceeded the 10,000-train mark. Since the beginning of this year, Manzhouli Station has operated more than 300 China-Europe freight trains every month for five consecutive months, breaking the 2,000 train mark 45 days earlier than the same period last year.
Suifenhe port, the largest port to Russia in Heilongjiang Province, set a record of 61 china-Europe freight trains in a single month in July this year, achieving double-digit year-on-year growth for 15 consecutive months and exceeding 300 trains for the first time this year.
It is worth noting that since the beginning of this year, 58 China-Europe freight trains have started from Heilongjiang Province, up 61% year on year. Goods exported to Russia, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium and other countries accounted for 50.5% of local goods, with a value of 188 million US dollars, up 66.2% year on year.
Since the beginning of this year, 100 percent of china-Europe freight trains have returned via the Manzhouli and Suifenhe railway ports, and 52 inbound and outbound china-Europe freight trains have reached 13 European countries, mainly in the southeastern coastal areas of China, and covering 60 cities including Tianjin, Changsha, Guangzhou and Suzhou.
Sheet metal, kraft paper and candy from Russia and hardware and auto parts from Poland have been operated in a row, driving the rapid development of the return train. In addition to traditional goods such as raw materials and agricultural products, more and more food, consumer goods and cross-border e-commerce goods are transported by return train.
Data showed that the China-Europe freight trains entering and leaving China through Manzhouli Station ran 2,714 trains and sent 262,010 teUs of goods, up 27% and 36.3% year-on-year respectively. The China-Europe freight trains entering and leaving Suifenhe Station ran 323 trains and delivered 29,176 teUs of goods, up 207.6% and 218.7% year on year respectively.
The number of freight trains in operation has reached a new record high, showing a trend of sustained and rapid growth, and actively serving as a bridge for mutual benefit of countries along the belt and Road.