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Hand in hand with UAE ports, Guangzhou port increased to 51 friendly ports(China logistics)


Sep 16 2019

In order to actively strengthen the strategic cooperation and expand the scope of port and shipping cooperation, on September 12, Guangzhou Port and the UAE Ras Haima Port signed a friendly port relationship agreement at the port center, opening a new era of exchange and cooperation between Guangzhou Port and the United Arab Emirates. . So far, Guangzhou Port has 51 international friendly ports.(China logistics)

Strengthen the cooperation of the project and further increase the routes and trade volume between the two ports

According to the agreement, Guangzhou Port and Ras Haima Port will enhance the investment promotion, innovative technology application, and share the port's agglomeration role in logistics, economy, trade, and information by sharing the practical experience of port operation and management of the two sides to enhance the port's service regional economy. ability. The two sides will carry out close cooperation in the fields of exchanges and visits, information exchange, talent training, and green ports.

The Maras Sea Horse is one of the seven emirates of the UAE, and has been an important logistics and commercial center in the Middle East and North Africa since ancient times. It is strategically located at the crossroads of trade and commerce between East and West. The five ports of Ras Hippocampus (Gill, Saquel, Ras Hippo Seaport City Free Trade Zone, Ras Hippo Port, Zazla Port) It is distributed along the Arabian coastline, is an important business window for the emirate to connect the world, and is the main cornerstone of its economic development.

Located in the commercial center of Ras Haima City, the Port of Ras Haima is different from other ports in the Middle East. Its unique facilities provide enterprises with comprehensive and flexible services, which is a model of maritime diversification. Las Haima Port has a free trade area adjacent to the maritime channel. Its strategic location and professional business model have attracted many internationally renowned corporate customers. The port has 28,000 square meters of warehousing and cold storage facilities, and has opened doors for customers to enter various industrial fields. At the same time, the port has a perfect passenger terminal, and the 860-meter shoreline can reliably hold luxury cruise ships. Taking advantage of the port's proximity to the city, guests are transported to hotels, shopping malls, historical cities and the Ras Hippocampus Museum. To protect the local environment, the port has also implemented a strict environmental protection policy.

Chen Hongxian, director of the Guangzhou Port Authority, said that Guangzhou Port and Ras Haima Port have similarities. Both sides are comprehensive ports. In 2018, Guangzhou Port's cargo throughput reached 613 million tons, with a container throughput of 21.92 million TEU, and the port cargo and container throughput ranked fifth in international ports. Guangzhou Port and the United Arab Emirates have always maintained trade relations.In 2018, the container throughput of both sides reached 137,000 TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 1.5%. From January to July this year, the container throughput reached 149,000 TEUs, an increase of 84% year-on-year. In the future, the two sides will further explore substantive cooperation in ports, accelerate the development of international liner routes and maritime trade exchanges, give play to the role of ports in gathering and radiating in logistics, economy, trade and other aspects, and enhance the port's ability and level to serve the economy and society.

Roger, Chief Commercial Executive Officer of Ras Haima Port, said that Ras Haima Port has the world's largest limestone quarry. Concrete, ceramics, and building materials are its main types of bulk cargoes. They are currently mainly exported to India. China looks for business opportunities and cooperation. Guangzhou Port is a global leader in terms of cargo throughput and port management. It is hoped that the cooperation between the ports of the two sides will not just stop at the paper agreement, but also strengthen the cooperation of landing projects and further increase the Shipping routes and trade volume.

Guangzhou Port ranks fifth in throughput worldwide

In 2018, the cargo throughput of Guangzhou Port exceeded the 600 million tons mark, reaching 613 million tons, an increase of 3.9%; the container throughput was 21.92 million TEUs, an increase of 7.6%. Port cargo and container throughput are ranked fourth in domestic coastal ports and fifth in international ports. The foreign trade container throughput was 7.94 million TEUs, an increase of 4.9%. The Nansha operation area completed a container throughput of 15.57 million TEUs, an increase of 11.6%, of which foreign trade container throughput was 5.56 million TEUs, an increase of 6.7%. According to the 2019 Xinhua Baltic International Shipping Center Development Index ranking, Guangzhou International Shipping Center rose from 23rd in 2017 to 16th in 2019.

In the first half of 2019, Guangzhou Port has completed a total cargo throughput of 30,712,700 tons, an increase of 9.12% over the same period of the previous year. Among them, the domestic cargo throughput was 238.4116 million tons, an increase of 10.02%. Foreign trade cargo was 68.701 million tons, an increase of 6.09%. In the first half of 2019, Guangzhou Port's cumulative container throughput reached 11.135 million TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 5.3%. Among them, domestic trade containers were 6.816 million TEUs, a year-on-year decrease of 0.78%; foreign trade containers were 4.3164 million boxes, an increase of 16.59%.

By the end of August 2019, Guangzhou Port has opened 215 container routes, including 109 foreign trade liner routes and 106 domestic trade routes; 135 container routes opened in Nansha Operation Zone, of which 103 foreign trade liner routes and 32 domestic trade routes. Continue to promote the construction of inland dry ports. At present, Guangzhou Port has 36 inland port offices in Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guizhou, and Shanghai.

Guangzhou Port's "Friends Circle" covers six continents of the world Deepening foreign exchanges and cooperation 51 friendly ports

In 2018, Guangzhou Port established friendly port relations with 4 ports including Baku Port in Azerbaijan, Piraeus Port in Greece, Lagos Port in Nigeria, and Suva Port in Fiji. Guangzhou Port has established 4 overseas offices in North America, Europe, Singapore, and Taiwan, effectively expanding overseas marketing channels.

In May 2019, Guangzhou successfully hosted the World Port Conference, during which Guangzhou Port established friendly port cooperation with 5 ports including Rotterdam Port in the Netherlands, Aso Port in Brazil, Busan Port in South Korea, Incheon Port, Yeosu Gwangyang Port, and Ulsan Port. Effectively expanded the "friend circle" of Guangzhou Port Friendship Port. So far, Guangzhou Port has established friendly and cooperative relations with 51 ports around the world. Among them, there are 15 friendly ports along the “Belt and Road”. The “Friends Circle” covers six continents around the world, and the foreign exchange and cooperation network is further improved.

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