Guangzhou Port is one of the first batch of automobile import ports designated by the Chinese government. Since 2005, it has successively renovated Xinsha Ro-Ro Terminal and built Nansha Automobile Terminal, Haijia Automobile Terminal and Jinyang Automobile Terminal, thereby forming an operating pattern of "taking the Xinsha Terminal as the eastern operating center and Nansha Terminal as the west operating center", making influence on both shores of the Pearl River and the vast hinterland of South and Southwest China. It is the largest professional Ro-Ro automobile hub port in South China. Guangzhou Port shows a strong finished vehicle storage capacity, including Xinsha Terminal's storage yard of 400,000 square meters, composed of two multi-storeyed indoor car depots with a storage capacity of 20,000 units. Nansha Auto Terminal is located in Nansha Free Trade Zone and is available for parallel import auto business. It is equipped with 3 professional berths, covering a storage area of 450,000 square meters, including a multi-storeyed indoor car depot with a storage capacity of 20,000 units. Haijia Auto Terminal under construction has two professional berths, covering a storage area of 160,000 square meters and with a storage capacity of 7,000 cars, which will be put into production in mid-2020. Jinyang Auto Terminal under construction has two special berths and one barge berth, covering a storage area of 800,000 square meters and with a storage capacity of 32,000 cars, which will be put into production in 2021. Guangzhou Port has established a well-developed network for gathering and distributing transportation and a convenient, efficient and harmonious port environment, with intensive domestic and foreign trade liner routes. In terms of foreign trade, GPG has enabled its international import and export routes from/to Europe, Mediterranean Sea, Southeast Asia, North America, Africa, Middle East and other countries/regions, attracting international famous brands such as Porsche, BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Sany Heavy Industry, Zoomlion Heavy Industry and Liugong for long-term business cooperation. In terms of domestic trade, Guangzhou Port has developed into a Ro-Ro logistics center for Guangzhou Toyota, Guangzhou Honda, Dongfeng Nissan, GAC Motor, FAW-Volkswagen, Shanghai Volkswagen, Shanghai General Motors, Beijing Benz, BMW Brilliance and other brands. It operates regular liners from/to Tianjin, Shanghai, Dalian, Yantai, Haikou, Ningbo and other ports. As an international professional port, the Company also provides customers with value-added services such as loading & unloading and testing of construction machinery and MaFi goods, vehicle washing, oil filling and charging, in addition to the loading and unloading services of commercial vehicles. Moreover, the Company is also capable of tailoring the port logistics solutions such as loading and unloading, warehousing and testing to meet the needs of customers, providing professional, high-quality, efficient and convenient services for customers.
Steel goods are mainly operated by Huangpu, Xingang, Nansha Grain General, Longsha and other port companies. Goods can be collected and distributed by waterways, railways, highways and other means, and the Company works with banks for supervision and warehousing cooperation services. Huangpu Port Branch is a steel receiving and unloading base port in South China, with a berthing capacity of 30,000 tons, depending on mature technology, high efficiency and sufficient storage yard. Huangpu Port Branch has established a traditional brand with the handling capacity of 10,000 tons of steel within one day, and a low loss rate of bulk goods. It has enabled the welcomed routes of steel products along the coast of Beijing and Tangshan, with a total of 2 liners in operation. Xingang Port Branch is an established steel operator under the Company, with developed loading and unloading technology, excellent machinery and high efficiency, at a berthing capacity of 70,000 tons. Xingang Port Branch is provided with several warehouses, one of which is only 1km away from the Company, and operates steel shipping routes mainly including Bayuquan Large Ship Route and Guangzhou's first high-quality steel route directly to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Nansha Grain Terminal is the main operating terminal for steel transshipment in Guangzhou Port, with advanced machinery, sufficient storage yard and mature operation. Behind the Port Area, there are the Steel Logistics Park as jointly built by GPG jointly with ANSTEEL and GISE and the Nansha Baosteel Logistics Base planned to be completed and put into operation in 2018. Longsha Terminal is the most distinctive steel operation terminal within Guangzhou Port, serving as the first terminal, allowing direct barging across large ships within the Pearl River Delta, with high operating efficiency and mature technology. The auto manufacturing park represented by GAC and ANSTEEL Sheet Shearing & Cutting Center are located one kilometer behind the Port Area, bring active influence to the western region of Pan-Pearl River Delta. The Logistics Company offers steel "water bus" integrated logistics service, and establishes a good reputation among its customers. It provides transportation service in fast, safe and efficient manner. In addition, it manages and supervises Qifu Warehouse, Haifu Warehouse and Tianyoutian Warehouse, and concurrently operates extended logistics business such as automobile transportation and agency delivery, thereby bringing better service to its customers.
The grain goods are mainly operated by GPG port companies such as Xingang, Xinsha and Nansha Grain General, equipped with special grain berths and warehouse facilities. No.1 Berth, Xingang Company is a special berth for bulk grain operation, with 160,000 tons of silos and 320,000 tons of horizontal warehouses. No.6 berth serves as a special berth for bulk grain operation, equipped with 260,000 tons for horizontal warehouses. Nansha Grain Terminal, as a new type of specialized grain terminal, has been newly put into operation since 2010. Berths 5 and 6 are used as special berths for bulk grain operation, which allow the berthing of 100,000-150,000-ton bulk cargo ships, with 150,000-ton of horizontal warehouses and the largest 450,000-ton silo group in South China, as well as two 2,000-ton/hour warehouse feeding lines and four 1,000-ton/hour warehouse discharging lines. Since March 22, 2019, GPG Maoming Terminal has been officially put into operation, which has marked Guangzhou Port’s new grain receiving and unloading capacity in West Guangdong. Maoming Terminal is equipped with two deep-water berths and 150,000 tons of horizontal warehouses, creating a new sales channel for grain producers in West Guangdong. In recent years, Guangzhou Port has made continuous efforts to develop grain receiving and unloading capacity. It has successively invested in the construction of Xinsha Terminal Phase II and Nansha Grain W Storage Terminal Phase II Capacity Improvement Project, which are expected to be completed and put into operation in 2021. Then the Company will be newly equipped with two additional grain receiving and unloading berths and total 850,000-ton grain special warehouses. With many years of experience in grain unloading and mature grain unloading technology, the Company has continuously improved its efficiency of unloading, which has been highly praised and supported by neighboring grain processing companies and vast grain and oil customers.
Guangzhou Port is the largest coal loading and unloading port in South China. the branches such as Xinsha, Xingang, Chaozhou Yatai and Maoming Guanggang Port, are engaged in coal loading and unloading business. Currently, the Company is provided with 4 specialized coal berths and 7 general coal berths. The Company has, through systematic updates and transformation, improved its throughput capacity to 60 million tons/year. With advanced coal unloading equipment, technology and supporting facilities, it upgraded its unit handling capacity up to 1250 tons/hour and whole capacity up to 100,000 tons/day. It runs a large dedicated coal storage yard with a one-time storage capacity of 5.1 million tons. As the largest coal loading and unloading port in South China, the main hub port of the "North-to-South Coal Transportation" channel and the main loading and unloading port of foreign trade coal import, the Company undertakes the mission of power generation coal transportation and foreign trade coal import in South China, accounting for 45% of the total waterway capacity of coal in Guangdong Province annually. In 2006, benefiting from strong support of Guangdong Economic and Information Committee and Guangdong Coal Transportation and Marketing Association, the Company established the South China Coal Trading Center to provide intermediary services such as coal trading, logistics and financing, as well as coal supply chain financial services for GPG customers.
Ore goods are mainly operated by Xinsha and Xingang Terminals, currently equipped with one specialized berth with ore capacity of 100,000 tons and nine general berths with capacity of more than 50,000 tons, with an annual throughput of 8 million tons. Among them, Xinsha Terminal runs 2-3 specialized berths with capacity of 100,000 tons of ore. With the increase of relevant mechanical equipment, upgrading of unloading technology and supporting resources, the iron ore unloading capacity has been greatly improved. Concentrate cargo is mainly operated at the General Ore Terminal in Xingang Port Area; Xingang Port Area takes strict measures in control unloading and cabin cleaning, prevents leakage with canvas spreading, assigns special stacking and storage zones for specific ore, etc., thereby ensuring freight quality of high-value concentrate ore in time of feeding to and/or discharging from the Port Area.