Horgos Port in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region had 3,044 China-Europe Freight Trains passing through in January-November period, up 83.82 percent year on year, local customs data showed.
The total freight volume of the trains reached 2.78 million tons of a wide range of goods during the period.
“By far, through Yuxinou (Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe) freight train, our company has exported 110,000 tons of goods including electronic products, auto spare parts and commodities, mainly to Kazakhstan, Poland and Germany.
Among them, computer and printers are the best sellers,” said Peng Zhen, Manager of Customer Declaration Department of Horgos Jiean International Freight Corporation.
The 2,655 outbound trains started mainly from cities across China including Lianyungang, Zhengzhou, Chengdu and Chongqing, while 389 inbound trains mainly from Germany, Poland, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Horgos customs has streamlined the process of clearance and improved efficiency to cope with the massive freight volume brought by central-Asian and European countries’ demands for made-in-China goods.
“Now, the port can handle 10 to 12 China-Europe freight trains per day on average. Customs keeps operating 24 hours per day seven days a week to make sure the freight train can reach the port the same day.
The Customs Clearance can be completed in 21 hours. The reload time of a freight train has been reduced from six hours on average in 2017 to about 3.5 hours by far,” said Nurzoda Imin, a customs officer of Horgos.
In the framework of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), Horgos has become an essential Hub on the New Eurasian Land Bridge.