According to Yang Yonghong, head of China Railway Uru
umqi Group’s Alataw Pass Station, the rapid inspection and clearan
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He was speaking at an indoor transfer station where containers from a train that had arrived fr
om Poland (via Kazakhstan) were being loaded onto a train bound for Chongqing. T
he change was necessary because the track gauge in Kazakhstan is wider than in China.上海会所
According to Yang, the indoor transfer station, the largest in Asia, can handle 15 train
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to transform an outdoor transfer station into an indoor facility so the procedure won’t be affected by strong winds. The 80 Porsche cars were just one of the cargoes being transferred that day.
“When the China Railway Express was launched, the trains were heavily loaded on their outbound journeys, but most of the containers were empty when they returned. Now, about 70 percent of trains returning to China are also heavily loaded. The change is very obvious,” he said.上海会所
According to the Alataw Pass Customs, from January to May, only about 30 percent of the containers on China Railway Expre
ss trains returning from Europe were empty, a fall of more than 9 percent year-on-year.
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rovided by the China Railway Express service, I believe more and more containers will be filled on the trains’ return journeys.”
The development of the Alataw Pass has also boosted the development of Alashankou, which is home to just 14,000 residents.
“Many businesses have noted the potential of the land port and the city, so they have set up branches and factories here. It’s h上海会所
ard to imagine that before 1992 the Alataw Pass was nothing but the Gobi Desert and strong winds,” Di, the Party chief, said.