Tianshan.com reported on Thursday that the number of China Europe freight trains passed through the Alashankou Port in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the northwest has exceeded 10,000 vehicles for the first time since 2011.

Statistics from the Alashankou Customs show that by September 23, a total of 10,412 freight trains had passed through the port, the first port that the Central European freight train passed nine years ago.

According to the report, the port has developed into a major transport corridor that can travel west on 14 major routes to European countries including Germany, Poland and Russia.

China Europe freight trains

With the expansion of the China Europe freight trains line, the products carried by these trains have also become diversified.

The goods have expanded from electronics, printers and laptops to more than 200 products such as food, wine, cars and clothing, while the added value of the transportation industry has increased significantly.

A series of measures have been taken to facilitate freight trains. Dang Shaofei, deputy director of the Second Supervision Department of Alashankou Customs, said that these measures include setting up special service windows, providing inspections and passing priority, and implementing the 24/7 timetable to achieve 365 days of uninterrupted operations.

Yu Song, business manager of Xinjiang Alashankou Jiean Logistics Co., Ltd., agreed. He said that it takes a day or two to pass the customs, but now it takes only half an hour to save time and money.

The China Europe freight trains, also known as the China Railway Express, is a railway service network that transports goods between China and Europe through Central Asia.