Overview of port operations
In the 46th week, the cold air swept from north to south, and Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and northeastern China suffered heavy rain, snow, and wind. The cold wave slowed down the operation at Manzhouli and Erenhot, which affected the transit time for of most routes.
Alashankou and Khorgos still maintain high efficiency with the average handling time from 3 to 7 days, and very few containers are reported to be detained at Altynkol for 9 days; reloading at Erenhot can be done within 7 days at the earliest, with a longest record of 16 days.
In the European direction, with trains dispatched from domestic terminals arriving in Mala in 12-13 days and Duisburg/Hamburg in 16-24 days. The express train still stands out with T/T stabled at 15 days.
Outbound service: Spaces on trains to Mala, Warsaw, and Lodz in Poland are almost locked, with only a few left in the market by the end of November. The booking prices for the Chengdu in December have been announced, and the price leveled off between $4000 and $4500. There are some special discounts at some stations, for example, Jinan announced that there are $100 off if more than 5 spaces are booked on one trip.
Inbound service: In December, the prices for return trains have not been announced except for Chengdu. The number of slots on each route varies. with tight supplies. Compared to the outbound route, cargo volume at the returned trip are insufficient