The reporter learned from China Railway Harbin Bureau Group Co., Ltd. that in the first quarter of this year, a total of 1,053 China-EU trains entered and left the Manchuria and Yufenhe ports through the eastern passageway of China-EU trains operated a total of 9,902 tender boxes for goods, an increase of 65.8% and 65.4% year-on-year, respectively.
Among them, 977 and 93258 tender boxes for China-Europe trains entering and exiting through Manchuria Station, an increase of 63.3% and 60.7% year-on-year, respectively; 76 China-Europe trains and exiting trains through Yufenhe Station opened and 6644 tender boxes for sending goods, an increase of 105.4% and 111.3% year-on-year, respectively. The number of trains opened again hit a new record high in a single season, showing a continuous rapid growth trend.
According to the railway department, since the first opening of the China-Europe train through the Manzhouli Port in 2013, it has shown a continuous rapid growth trend, and it is about to break through the 10,000-track mark. As of February this year, Manzhouli Station has operated more than 300 China-EU trains in a single month for nine consecutive months.
In January this year, the largest port of Heilongjiang Province to Russia, the Fenhe Port, set a record of 27 Chinese-EU trains in a single month, achieving a two-digit year-on-year growth for 24 consecutive months. It is worth noting that since this year, the number of China-Europe trains from Heilongjiang Province has reached 25, an increase of 4% year-on-year, and the proportion of goods has increased to 70.7%.
Trains have flowed to Russia, Germany, the Czech Republic and other countries through the Manchuria Port. According to the introduction of Haou International Logistics Co., Ltd., local enterprises take China-EU trains for export. The goods of the company are mainly machinery and equipment, automobiles and automobile accessories. The shipment value of goods in the first quarter is nearly 80 million US dollars. The output of high-value-added products further improves the market recognition of China-EU trains.
With the gradual recovery of China’s economy and the continuous growth of foreign trade freight transportation, the demand for China-EU trains is very strong. Harbin Bureau Group Co., Ltd. gives full play to the advantages of the dual-port channel, and makes every effort to carry import and export goods. In order to better serve China’s foreign trade enterprises and help stabilize foreign trade and foreign investment, a series of effective measures have been taken to promote the high-quality development of China-EU trains.
First, strengthen international cooperation to promote the smooth operation of trains. Strengthen communication with the Russian railway department, speed up the passage time of trains at the port station, strengthen the coordination of international intermodal transportation, and ensure the stability and smooth flow of the international logistics channel of China-EU trains. Second, strengthen the transportation organization to implement capacity expansion and transformation.
Dynamically grasp the market demand, scientifically formulate monthly and weekly train opening plans according to the channel capacity, ensure that it is fully operational, and improve the operation efficiency by strengthening the use of wide-rail to the departure line, accelerating the operation organization of pick-up and dropping off vehicles, loading and unloading vehicles.
The Manzhouli Railway Port International Freight Yard Capacity Strengthening Project is scheduled to be completed and put into use at the end of the year, which will further release the port’s replacement capacity. Third, further improve the customs clearance efficiency of the port.
Give full play to the role of the “digital port” system at Manzhouli and Fenhe port stations, improve the interactive function of railway and customs data, and realize “paperless customs clearance” at the port. The international intermodal transport of railways is more efficient and convenient, and the customs clearance efficiency of railway ports has been significantly improved.