Nansha Port: China forging ahead
Forging Ahead ! Developments in the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze Delta continue at breakneck speeds. While the Nansha Development Zone, on the west bank of Pearl River,is in an extremely advantageous position of being the only gateway to the ocean for the Guanzhou- Foshan economic regions & major cities, the Jiashan Economic Development Zone is also strategically located, bordering Shanghai, the financial centre of China, and Hangzhou, in the South West. Both these two development zones continue with their expansion and publicity plans unabated. Port facilities located in the Jiaxing Economic Development Zone: a trans-shipment port for containers. Also the Yangshan International deep water port is set to be transformed to become the biggest port in Asia, with an expected throughput of 15 million containers.
Nansha International Distribution Park: Container port facilities, logistics, distribution networks, even facilitating a ship building base, the pipe-line is full of activities ! Not surprisingly, Nansha plans to leap frog to the No.1 spot in all of Guangzhou . 4 phases of development have been planned for. In phase #1, 4 berths were launched in Sept’04. 2 more berths, capacity of 100,000 tons each, were added in phase # 2. By end September, another 4 more container terminals will become operational. Throughput by end September’07, is expected to exceed 4.5 million TEU. A special bonded logistics area approved by China Customs –Guangzhou Nansha Bonded Logistics Centre, would occupy a real estate Of 900,000sq.meters; of this 500,000sq.meters would be for warehousing and 73,800sq.meters for a container yard. In its drive to widen the range of international services that it provides, a number of promotional visits have been carried out. Infact, a number of impressive names are on its customer list : CSCL, COSCO, MAERSK, HAPAG LLOYD, EVERGREEN.
The Singapore Asean Affairs Team is very grateful to the management of Nansha Bonded Logistics Centre, especially to Mr. Vincent Chuk, Assistant Manager, for having taken the time and efforts to arrange for a presentation and tour of the facility.