BEIJING, April 9 (Xinhua) – Horgos pass in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region witnessed 691 shifts of China-Europe freight trains passing through it in the first three months of the year, with total cargoes registered at 32,000 TEUs, reported Chinanews.com.cn recently.
With the resumption of work and production of local enterprises in China amid the epidemic, Horgos pass sees a rising number of the inbound and outbound trains, with a daily average of about 17 shifts, according to the staff at the Horgos port.
During the COVID-19 epidemic, local customs and relevant authorities have jointly simplified customs clearance procedures to ensure timely and smooth declaration of personnel, goods, and emergency medical supplies.
By far, a total of 1,500 inbound and outbound personnel, over 650 tonnes of goods, and 130 shipments of emergency medical essentials have been declared thanks to the simplified customs clearance process.
Horgos also gave easy pass to freight tranis delivering retained the goods left by the enterprises that resumed work and production amid the epidemic.
Under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Horgos pass and Alashankou pass have jointly formed an essential hub connecting Xinjiang with the European and Eurasia countries. (Edited by Jiang Feifan with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)