Aiming at the weakness of buidling international shipping center, Guangzhou will accelerate the infrastructure contruction of Nan Sha Harbour District 3rd phase, at the same time, newly add 8 to 10 foreign trade liner rutes this year, basically maintains the same cargo handling capacity as last year.
In spite of the downturn of international shipping industry, Guangzhou Harbour kept stable growth last year,accumulative total completion of 521 million tons of cargon handling capacity, a year-on-year increase of 4%, ranking No. 4 among domestic harbours and No. 4 among international harbours; completed container throughput of 17.6249 millons TEU, with an increase of 6% ,went up single bit, ranking No 4 among domestic harbours and No 7 among internation harbours. In the first quartr, all businesses of Guangzhou Harbour also saw an increase.
By the end of March 2016, Guangzhou Nan Sha Harbour opened up 157 container marine lines, of which, 72 foreign trade lines, an increase of 5 more lines than that of the end of 2015. Nan Sha Harbour has opened up 23 Asia lines, 11 Africa lines, 15 Europe lines, and 1 Australia line. The director of Guangzhou Harbour Bureau Mr. Chang Min expressed that, the anti-trend increase of business is owing to the improvement of service efficiency and environment, which reduce logistics cost, and attract more cargo backflow from Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
Guangzhou will attract more international liner companies to open lines in. There will be an increase of 8 to 10 lines this year. At the same time, Guangzhou will boost inland dry port construction, try to open up sea-train through transort from Guangzhou to Hu Nan, Shao Guan, He Fei.