Growth in the volume of traffic through the Russian-Chinese border crossings (according to information of the “Zheleznye dorogi mira” Journal)
According to the Xinhua news agency, in 2021 (as of 26 August 2021), over 3,000 freight trains with 291,186 containers ran through the Zabaikalsk-Manchuria and Grodekovo-Suifenhe border crossings on the route to Europe. The growth of traffic relative to the same period in 2020 amounted to 44%. Including the Grodekovo-Suifenhe border crossing, 323 trains with 29,176 containers were handled, which is 218.7% more than in 2020. About 50 railway routes run through these two border crossings, connecting industrial clusters in more than 60 Chinese cities, including Guangzhou, Changsha and Tianjin, with the European consumers from 10 countries.
At the end of August 2021, a train to Minsk departed and ran through the Zabaikalsk-Manchuria border crossing, which transported 100 TEUs with communication equipment, engineering material and household appliances, as well as food for a total amount of $ 4.38 million. All products are manufactured in the Hunan Free Trade Zone, where 3,295 factories are located 73% of which are established in the first half of 2021. As well as since 2020, this export border crossing handles the regular coal transport services in 20-foot open containers from Krasnokamensk and Priargunsk stations of the Trans-Baikal Railway to China through the Zabaikalsk-Manchuria border crossing (photo: Xinhua agency).