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Yantian International sets a new record in the industry in the shortest time—18 years and a half cumulative cumulative throughput exceeds 100 million TEUs


Mar 15 2013

Zhang Wen (middle), deputy mayor of Shenzhen Municipal Government, Ye Chengzhi (second from right), deputy managing director and chairman of Yantian International, Hutchison Port Group, Li Bing (second from left), chairman of Yantian Port Group, general manager of Mattel China Selwyn Moore (first from right) and Lin Qingwen (first from left), Managing Director of Yantian International Container Terminal, attended the celebration of the cumulative throughput of Yantian International Container Terminal exceeding 100 million TEUs, and witnessed the birth of the 100 million TEU
 
On January 8, 2013, Yantian International Container Terminal ushered in the birth of 100 million TEUs. Yantian International has set a new record of port throughput of 100 million TEUs in the shortest time in the history of world port development after 18 and a half years. This is Yantian International's historic milestone once again after becoming the world's first container terminal with an annual throughput exceeding 10 million TEUs in 2007. After more than ten years of struggle, Yantian Port has rapidly grown from a deserted beach to one of the busiest container ports in the world, becoming a bright business card for Shenzhen.
About 200 guests including the relevant leaders of Shenzhen Municipal Government and relevant departments, various port units, the government of Yantian District, and Hutchison Huangpu Port Group, Yantian Port Group, Hutchison Port Trust, Yantian International, major shipping companies, and cargo owners attended the event. Together witnessed the birth of the 100 millionth TEU of Yantian International. With the current economic environment gradually stabilizing, Yantian International ’s cumulative throughput exceeded 100 million TEUs, sending a positive signal to the port industry. It is hoped that the Shenzhen port logistics industry will gather confidence, meet challenges and create new achievements.
The guests at the meeting experienced the splendor behind Yantian International's accumulated 100 million boxes. Since the opening of the port in 1994, Yantian International has actively explored terminal development, customs reform, sea-rail transportation, and technological innovation, and is committed to providing world-class container terminal services to the shipping industry and importers and exporters. With unique berthing conditions, advanced terminal facilities, convenient customs clearance environment, comprehensive transportation facilities, and the concerted efforts of all parties, Yantian International has become the port of choice for ultra-large container ships worldwide. At present, 100% of super-large ships carrying more than 10,000 TEUs call at Yantian.
In the planning and construction of the terminal, in the operation of the port and the cultivation of corporate culture, Yantian International has consistently implemented the concept of green environmental protection, and exchanged and learned international experience in environmental protection with internationally renowned ports. Yantian International now uses 150 electric-powered gantry cranes and 280 natural gas (LNG) trailers. It is the first batch of wharfs in China to use electric gantry cranes and natural gas trailers.
Over the years, Yantian International has performed well in port operations, construction, environmental protection, safety, and social responsibility, and has been recognized by all walks of life. It has been awarded the world's best container terminal, China's port throughput of over 10 million TEU container terminals, international health ports, More than 200 honors including Luban Award and Zhan Tianyou Award for terminal construction.
Yantian International's excellent port services have provided good conditions for the rapid development of Shenzhen's export-oriented economy, promoting Shenzhen to become the country's largest export city for 19 consecutive years, consolidating Shenzhen's status as an important logistics hub in the Asia-Pacific region, and providing economic benefits to Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta region Development has made outstanding contributions.

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