The inland port of Mandula in Baotou, Inner Mongolia autonomous region [Photo/publicity department of Darhan Muminggan Joint Banner]
Mandula Port in Baotou, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, reported strong growth in the first seven months of 2021, according to local media reports.
From January to July, the port imported 870,000 metric tons of mineral products, a year-on-year increase of 151.6 percent. Among them, 775,000 tons of coal was imported and 96,000 tons of iron ore was imported, which exceeded the total volume of 130,000 tons of goods shipped last year.
Baotou customs has begun to use a high frequency and innovative service model to quickly meet the diverse needs of enterprises, and help them import raw materials and export products more smoothly.
Baotou customs has adopted a variety of measures to reduce customs clearance time.
They have also strengthened inter-customs coordination. Through active coordination with Tianjin customs, the time limit for customs clearance of iron ore imported by Baogang Group has been reduced from about 10 days to fewer than four days.
Baotou customs has fully implemented an electronic inspection and quarantine certificate system for incoming goods, further reducing the length of customs clearance by two to three days.
While ensuring the steady growth of freight volume, Baotou customs has closely coordinated with local authorities to establish cooperation mechanisms such as information sharing and emergency response, in a move to strengthen epidemic prevention and control.