China-Mongolia border port sees surging cargo, passenger volumes in Q1

(Xinhua) 10:07, April 12, 2023

HOHHOT, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Erenhot, the largest land port on the China-Mongolia border, registered robust year-on-year growth in its import and export cargo volume in the first quarter of 2023, according to the local frontier inspection department.

In the first quarter, the port in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region handled an import and export cargo throughput of 4.58 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 72.3 percent.

Among them, the railway import and export cargo throughput neared 4.22 million tonnes, up 64.9 percent year on year, and the highway throughput totaled 369,000 tonnes, a surge of 250.1 percent.

During the same period, the port handled 156,000 exits and entries. "The average daily number of inbound and outbound visits totaled over 3,600, an increase from 800 in January, when China optimized its immigration administration policies and measures," said Liao Changhao, an official of the local frontier inspection department.

Liao noted that the figure has returned to its pre-COVID level.

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Liang Jun)


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