A China-Europe freight train pulls out of Alataw Pass in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Feb. 7, 2021. (Xinhua/Ma Kai)
BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Alataw Pass, a major land port in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that borders Kazakhstan, has seen a surge in the number of China-Europe cargo trains so far this year.
As of March 12, the number of inbound and outbound China-Europe freight trains via the land port reached 992, according to Alataw Pass customs.
Overall 92,900 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers of goods have been transported through the cargo trains via the port and the total cargo volume amounted to 729,200 tons by March 12.
A China-Europe freight train service was launched on the Alataw Pass in 2011. In 2020, Alataw Pass bested other railway ports with a total of 5,027 freight trains passing through, surging 41.8 percent over 2019. (Edited by Yang Yifan with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com)