Xinjiang's Alashankou port handles over 30,000 China-Europe freight trains
Customs staff check the container at Alashankou port in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 6, 2019.(Xinhua/Li Wen)
A China-Europe freight train fully loaded with daily necessities, machinery, clothing and glass left the Alashankou Port in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Tuesday, and will arrive in Małaszewicze, Poland in about 14 days.
As of March 21 this year, the number of China-Europe freight trains leaving and entering China via the port has surpassed 30,000, carrying more than 1.35 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of goods.
At present, 100 China-Europe freight train routes pass through Alashankou port, transporting more than 200 kinds of goods to reach 19 countries including Russia, Poland and Belgium.
Alashankou is China's important westbound port and the closest railway port to the European Union, with cross-border freight trains via the port accounting for more than 30 percent of the total number in China.