China-Mongolia highway port handles over 10 mln tonnes of goods in 2024

Updated: Apr 8, 2024 Xinhua Print
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HOHHOT -- The total volume of goods handled by Ganqmod Port, the largest highway port on the China-Mongolia border, has surpassed 10 million tonnes so far in 2024, the port administration said on Wednesday.

As of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, the port in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region had handled nearly 10.06 million tonnes of goods this year, up 24.72 percent year on year, hitting a record high.

Ganqmod Port ranks first among the highway ports on the China-Mongolia border regarding goods volume, and reached the 10-million-tonne mark earlier than in 2023.

According to Qin Ruiqiang, deputy director of the port's management committee, imports of coal totaled 9.78 million tonnes, marking a 25.13 percent increase on the previous year. Imports of copper concentrate amounted to 224,700 tonnes, reflecting a 9.58 percent year-on-year increase. Additionally, exports of goods totaled 49,300 tonnes, indicating a 22.53 percent increase year on year.

Ganqmod Port is a major energy import channel for the country and an important hub in the China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor.

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