China’s CCTV news agency reported that on February 4, a container train carrying 100 TEUs of Mongolian imported coal entered the General Terminal Station of the Caofeidian Port Area of Tangshan Port.
On the same day, a container train carrying 100 TEUs of Mongolian imported coal arrived at the Caofeidian Port Area of Tangshan Port. This is the first China-Mongolia coal container return train since the opening of the China-Mongolia international freight train in the Caofeidian Port Area, marking the further consolidation of the Caofeidian Port Area’s position as the new port of Mongolia. According to reports, this coal container train is loaded with a total of 3,200 tons of Mongolian imported coking coal, which will be sent from Mongolia’s Choir Station and will go directly to the Caofeidian Port Area of Tangshan Port after the reloading is completed at the Erlianhot Port.
Thus, the direct delivery of Mongolian coal to seaports shows that there is an opportunity to export coal to third markets.
The Caifeidian Port Authority has announced its intention to establish a regular railway route as part of the “Belt and road ” and “Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Co-Development” initiatives. This is a sign of the deepening cooperation between the Mongolian and Chinese railways.