The inland port of Alashankou in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region saw a continued surge in the number of cargo trains in the first half of 2019, local customs authorities said Tuesday, July 9.
The number of freight trains crossing the border port hit 1,351 from January to June, up 27.8 percent year on year. Together they transported a total of 593,600 tonnes of goods worth 7.64 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 46.7 percent and 61.8 percent from a year ago, respectively.
Among them, 791 were outbound international cargo trains while 560 were inbound trains.
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