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Xinjiang's Alataw Pass sees rising China-Europe freight trains

Xinhua News,URUMQI
2020-08-20 17:03

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URUMQI, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- The number of China-Europe freight trains handled by the customs of Alataw Pass, a major rail port in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, went up 41.4 percent year on year, the customs said.

The number of China-Europe freight trains passing through the port reached 2,898 as of Tuesday, with more than 2 million tonnes of cargo transported.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the freight trains have played a crucial role in helping stabilize the international industrial and supply chains due to the limited air and sea transport.

The customs said they have implemented measures such as optimizing the customs clearance process to boost efficiency.
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