Key China-Mongolia railway port sees peak cargo clearances www.innermongolia.chinadaily.com.cn
Ereenhot Port in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region – on the border with Mongolia – is experiencing boom times in rail freight and recently hit peak cargo clearance levels, according to port officials.
They said 42 freight trains are now applying for customs clearances every day on average, with up to 45 in a single day.
Officials said that as of July 14, Ereenhot Port had so far this year inspected and released 1,092 trains running between China and destinations in Europe, a year-on-year increase of 45 percent. The total handled cargo volume reached 1.07 million metric tons, a year-on-year increase of 97 percent.
Ereenhot Port is the largest border checkpoint or land port in China open to neighboring Mongolia. It is across the border from Zamyn-Uud in Mongolia and 714 kilometers away from Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar.
Due to the advantages it enjoys from its unique location and its efficient and convenient customs clearance position, the port is responsible for more than 60 percent of the rail and road freight transportation between China and Mongolia.
At present, there are a total of 41 China-Europe freight train routes which travel via Ereenhot Port, connecting China’s 38 cities in 27 provinces and cities to European cities.