freight train loaded with cargo from Africa departed Yangping Station
in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture for Zhanjiang Port on
Dec 29, signifying the official opening of the Qiandongnan Land Port.
comes in the wake of joint efforts by Zhanjiang Port Group, the
Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture government and China
Railway Chengdu Group, in building a land-sea combined logistics channel
along the Belt & Road.
to Liu Enhuai, president of the Zhanjiang Port Group, through the
construction of the land port, Zhanjiang Port aims to provide more
accessible services for customers in Southwest China while expanding its
in Yangping town of Qiandongnan, the first phase of the land port
covers 94 mu (6.3 hectares). Equipped with two rail lines and support
facilities, it is expected to handle 1.5 million tons of cargo annually.
second phase will increase the cargo throughput capability of the port
to 4.5 million tons when it comes into operation. The whole project
entails a total investment of 350 million yuan ($53.9 million).
addition to deploying a land port in Qiandongnan, Zhanjiang Port Group
operates eight rail-sea combined transport routes across the country,
which can reduce the transportation time by three to five days and lower
costs by 15 percent compared with traditional transport modes.