BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- A sea-rail combined transport train arrived at the designated entry port for grain imports in Zhengzhou, capital city of central China's Henan province on Tuesday, with 3,259.82 tonnes of Canadian wheat contained, reported by Henan Daily.
As the first non-coastal and non-riverside inland grain port set by China, the entry port for imported grain in Henan has achieved increasing business volume after years of operation. Relying on Henan's central location advantage and transportation system, Henan has completely changed the past situation where grain import companies in the central and western regions could only rely on coastal and border ports to import grain.
So far, the port has seen imports of wheat, mung beans, sesame and other grains from 9 countries through China-Europe Express and sea-rail combined transportation. Since the beginning of this year, the volume of imported grains has reached 30,251.02 tonnes with a year-on-year increase of 834 percent.
Henan is a major province of grain production, processing and consumption in China. With the normalized and efficient operation of grain port, more and more grain processing companies can buy high-quality imported grains in Henan, said Jin Xing, general manager of Zhengzhou Liangyun Grain Port Development Co., Ltd.
In the future, the port will continue to innovate transportation methods, unblock the transportation channels in Henan for grain imports, and build an international logistics and commercial center for inbound grain, Jin added.
(Edited by Gao Jingyan with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)