NW.China's Xinjiang Alataw Pass handles 5,062 China-Europe freight trains since this year

Updated: October 27, 2022 Source: Belt and Road Portal
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Photo taken on April 11, 2020 shows cargos to be exported in Alataw Pass, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Sadat)

A China-Europe freight train loaded with auto parts and electronic products departed from Alataw Pass in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Monday, heading for Malaszewicze, Poland, reported Chinanews.com Tuesday.

As a major rail port in Xinjiang, the Alataw Pass has handled a total of 5,062 inbound and outbound freight trains from the beginning of the year to October 24, up 6.5 percent from a year earlier.

The China Railway Urumqi Group Co., Ltd. Alataw Station, the train operator, guarantees reliable and stable freight train operation by continuously improving the operation quality of freight trains and port transportation efficiency.

Thanks to the streamlined custom clearance procedure, the number of China-Europe freight trains passing through the Alataw Pass can reach up to 24 a day this year, according to a freight officer at the Alataw Station loading workshop of China Railway Urumqi Group Co., Ltd.

At present, 91 freight routes pass through the Alataw Pass, connecting 18 countries and regions, including Germany, Poland, Belgium, and Russia. Major export goods transported via the pass are textiles, automobile and parts, machinery equipments, and furniture, while imported goods mainly include automobiles, wood, and wine.

Editor: Gao Jingyan