Nansha is one step closer to its construction of a multimodal freight
transport system, with its first China-Europe freight train in the form
of highway-railway combined transport leaving from Nansha Bonded Port
on July 23.
On the same day, a forum was also held discussing the methods in
which to construct multimodal transport system in Guangdong-Hong
Kong-Macao Greater Bay at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention
Chen Hongxian, director of Guangzhou Port Authority, said in a speech
during the forum, as sea-railway combined transportation in
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay faces the greatest development
opportunities ever, the construction of a multimodal freight train
transport system will help achieve greater efficiency in transportation
and reduce logistics cost.
Nansha Port has been proactive in building the multimodal transport system.
"In 2017, the Nansha port area handled 14.06 million containers,
about 70 percent of which were shipped through river-sea combined
transport," remarked Pan Yuzhang, deputy director of the Nansha
Development District management committee.
According to Pan, Nansha will continue to explore ways to develop the
multimodal transport system and fuel the construction of international
As of now, the Nansha port has opened 90 international liner routes,
32 domestic trade routes, 60 shuttle bus routes, and built 33 dry ports.
Meanwhile, the Nansha Port railway project that started in 2015 is
expected to operate in October, 2020.
Song Xiaoming, Party secretary and vice-general manager of Guangzhou
Port Company Limited, said that the African lines opened by the Nansha
Port took the lead in South China in terms of the number of routes and
shipping schedules and the company will work with Nansha to add more
The two sides will establish more cooperation in combined transport
businesses and strive to build a cross-border multimodal transport