A staff member talks with his colleague via a walkie-talkie in Manzhouli, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Dec. 30, 2020. (Photo by Guo Nailun/Xinhua)
HOHHOT, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Manzhouli, China's largest land port, handled a growing number of China-Europe freight trains in January, local authorities said.
A total of 331 cross-border freight trains went through the port in January, up 59.9 percent year on year, marking growth for 11 consecutive months, said the Manzhouli station under China Railway Harbin Group.
Of the total, the port handled 157 outbound trains, an increase of 27.6 percent year on year, while the number of inbound trains soared by 107.1 percent year on year to 174.
The outbound China-Europe freight trains through Manzhouli can reach 13 European countries. The imported and exported goods mainly include daily necessities, electrical products, industrial machinery, metals and agricultural products.
The global sea and air transport capacity has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, while the China-Europe freight trains, due to advantages such as short freight time, low price and high efficiency, have played an important role in ensuring smooth logistics and stable material supply in China and European countries. ■