will speed up the construction of the cargo-passenger ro-ro terminal at
Nanshan work zone of Xuwen Port to shorten the travel time across the
Qiongzhou Straits, pledged Mayor Jiang Jianjun during an inspection on
restricted transport handling capability loomed large as thousands of
vehicles have been stranded in Hainan province recently after a halt of
ferry services on the Qiongzhou Straits due to heavy fog.
travel currently takes about two to three hours, which will be cut to
about an hour upon the completion of the cargo-passenger ro-ro terminal.
It will not only save shipping costs, but also increase efficiency.
an investment of 1.2 billion yuan ($180 million), the terminal is
expected to handle 3.2 million vehicles and receive 17.28 million
passengers per year. The facility will have adequate passenger handling
capacity for the next ten years.
on the terminal's main section has already been completed. It is
estimated that 18 berths will be available during the 2019 Spring
Festival travel rush, which will greatly ease the pressure on both the
new and old Hai'an Port.