BEIJING, Sep 8 – PRIME. The first train with Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) was sent to China through the Makhalino-Hunchun checkpoint, the Russian Consulate General in Harbin said on Thursday.
“The train has delivered 21 LNG tanks to the Chinese station, each with a carrying capacity of about 300 tons,” the Consulate General said in a statement on the official Telegram channel.
The diplomatic mission noted that Russian hydrocarbon raw materials will enter local gas supply systems, will be used by gas stations and in industrial production.
The Makhalino-Hunchun checkpoint is becoming one of the dynamically developing channels for cargo transportation between Russia and China, the consulate explained.
“Recently, the border crossing has been extended, its throughput is growing, the range of goods is expanding, including through the launch of new container routes,” the report says.
According to the Consulate General, in 2021, about 3 million tons of various cargoes were transported through the Makhalino-Hunchun checkpoint, and a significant increase in its performance is expected by the end of this year.