Production Highlights in Guangzhou Port in September for High-quality Development

In September, the domestic and foreign container shipping market accelerated its recovery, and the delivery of such cargoes as grain, ore, steel and commercial vehicles at Guangzhou Port was satisfactory. Guangzhou Port continues to make efforts to conduct regular epidemic prevention and control and production organization. The cargo throughput increased by 5.6% on a year-on-year basis, and the container throughput increased by 4.6% on a year-on-year basis, Nansha Grain General Terminal and Xiaohu Petrochemical Terminal completed their annual production tasks one quarter ahead of schedule, and the cumulative loading and unloading volume of commercial vehicles reached 1.009 million vehicles in the first three quarters. Guangzhou Port has participated in the construction of the “dual cycles” pattern with practical actions to ensure the stable operation of the industrial chain and supply chain in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area as an autumn gift to the National Day.

Smoothening the Dual Cycles

Focusing on the tasks of “ensuring stability on six fronts” and “maintaining security in six areas”, the Group effectively carries out marketing and shipping arrangement, and takes multiple measures to guarantee unloading by evacuation of cargoes and promote production. With equal emphasis placed on improving quality and efficiency, and optimizing the business environment, the Group’s performance in the categories of grain, petrochemicals and vehicles is particularly eye-catching, thus better serving the formation of the new pattern in which the domestic overall cycle is taken as the mainstay, and the domestic and international dual cycles promote each other.

The total grain unloading volume of Nansha Grain General Terminal Company in the third quarter reached 1.62 million tons, and the cumulative total grain unloading volume in the first three quarters reached 4.509 million tons, an increase of 89.8% on a year-on-year basis, achieving 100.2% of the annual guaranteed target, and completing the annual production task of grain category one quarter ahead of schedule.

In September, Xiaohu Terminal continuously refreshed a number of data, such as the number of unloaded ships, throughput, and number of operating ships in a single month. From January to September, Xiaohu Terminal loaded and uploaded 1,209 operating ships cumulatively, with a throughput of 4,605,200 tons, an increase of 53.08% on a year-on-year basis, which was 102.34% of the annual production task. And the annual production target was accomplished three months in advance.

In September, both the total monthly loading and unloading volume and the loading and unloading volume of domestic trade commercial vehicles at Xinsha and Nansha reached a record high. In September, the loading and unloading volume of commercial vehicles reached 163,000 vehicles, an increase of 35,000 vehicles on a year-on-year basis, up by 27.3%; among them, the loading and unloading volume of foreign trade commercial vehicles reached 33,000 vehicles, up by 26.9%. In the first three quarters, the cumulative loading and unloading volume of commercial vehicles reached 1.009 million vehicles. Totally 100 new energy vehicles of the latest models from Xiaopeng Motors - a leading representative in the domestic new energy vehicle field were exported to Europe from Guangzhou Port for the first time.

Creating New Advantages

Actively seize the development opportunities of the approval of the establishment of Guangzhou Nansha Comprehensive Bonded Zone, integration of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Yangtze River Economic Belt and Yangtze River Delta regional, etc., increase marketing efforts for various categories of goods, focus on problems and strengthen visits to customers of coal mines, grain, commercial vehicles, etc. Make efforts to stabilize foreign trade, expand domestic trade, and strengthen transfers. Through resource sharing and business linkage, continue to deepen cooperation between ports and shipping companies, expand and extend new customs clearance models such as “Bay Area-Nansha Port Integrated Customs Clearance”, and lay a solid foundation for promoting regional economic upgrading and development.

On September 29, Guangzhou Port and Lianyungang Port jointly held the “Direct Service between Two Ports” business promotion conference. The direct service from Guangzhou Port to Lianyungang was launched, and two ships were put into weekly operation with a 5-day voyage, providing customers with efficient, economical, convenient and stable direct route service, and realizing the seamless connection between the Pearl River system and the Huai River and the Grand Canal.

On September 16, Guangzhou Nansha Comprehensive Bonded Zone duly passed the joint acceptance check. With a planned area of 4.99 square kilometers, it will mainly carry out bonded port operations, bonded logistics, bonded processing and bonded services, strive to build itself into a high-quality carrier for simplified customs clearance and large-scale logistics, and contribute to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Areas new space for foreign trade development.

In recent years, Guangzhou Port has implemented the river-sea transport model for exported goods from Huangpu to Nansha, and gradually expanded the model to Inner Harbor, Foshan, Yunfu, Zhaoqing, Qingyuan, Shaoguan and other areas. In September, Guangzhou Port actively promoted the “Bay Area-Nansha Port Integrated Customs Clearance” model at Jiaoxin Terminal, Beijiao Port, Leliu Port and other hinterland terminals to expand the coverage of the “Bay Area-Nansha Port Integrated Customs Clearance” model. Guangzhou Port fully mobilizes and utilizes various port resources, so as to realize the seamless connection between the inland river feeder ports of the Pearl River and the Nansha hub port, form a synergistic advantage, improve the quality of integrated logistics services in the Bay Area, and reduce the logistics cost of cargo entering and leaving the Nansha Port Area. It will accelerate the expansion and extension of the “Bay Area-Nansha Port Integrated Customs Clearance”, international transit and consolidation, transportation of cargo for domestic and foreign trade on the same ship, optimization of Nansha water-water transfer and other customs clearance models to effectively improve the timeliness of customs clearance at ports and the level of cross-border trade convenience.

Stimulating New Momentum

Projects are crucial to future development. Guangzhou Port Group makes great efforts to promote the construction of key provincial and municipal projects, port capacity expansion and upgrading projects, and the new infrastructure projects represented by Nansha Phase IV, with an eye to ensuring quality and efficiency. It strengthens planning and coordination, pays attention to the progress of the projects, effectively strengthens its development confidence, encourages motivation and stabilizes the expectations for high-quality development.

The Haijia Terminal Project has passed the completion acceptance check. After the integrated operation of Haijia Terminal and Nansha Automobile Terminal, Nansha Port Area will form a ro-ro terminal operating area with 5 special ro-ro berths for vehicles, 1.1 kilometers of terminal shoreline, and 619,000 square meters of commercial vehicle yards, with an annual throughput of 1.8 million commercial vehicles, and can provide high-quality, high-efficiency and low-cost port handling, warehousing and logistics services for automobile OEMs, ro-ro shipping companies and vehicle logistics companies, and build a large channel for the export of vehicles in South China and Southwest China.

On September 23, the last caisson of the Coast Terminal Project in Nansha Port Area of Guangzhou Port, a key provincial and municipal project, sat on the foundation bed safely and smoothly, marking successful completion of the underwater main structure of Coast Terminal, which lays a solid foundation for the completion of the hydraulic structure of the terminal on schedule at the end of the year.

On September 27, the second phase of the provincial key project Guangzhou Port Xinsha Port Area completed the construction of the main hydraulic structure of No. 11 and No. 12 general berths. Xinsha Port Area will add two 100,000-ton general berths, and the newly added throughput capacity will reach 15.5 million tons/year. (Text by Ke Xia, Picture by Li Qijun)