Building “One Core, One Belt and One Zone”: Jieyang Port Project Funded by Guangzhou Port Is Officially Initiated (Picture)


 
On December 28, 2020, Guangzhou Port, Jieyang Investment Holding Group and CCCC Fourth Harbor Engineering jointly signed a contract to set up a joint venture company in Jieyang City, so as to invest in the construction and operation of the General Terminal (Phase I) Project and the Liquid Bulk Terminal Project in the Nanhai Operation Area in the Huilai Coastal Port Area of Jieyang Port. The signing of the contract signifies the official initiation of the construction of the Jieyang Port cooperation project.

Guangzhou Port will, with its own advantages in professional port construction and operation, accelerate the construction of General Terminal Project, Liquid Bulk Terminal Project and LPG Berth Project in Jieyang Port Dananhai No. 2 Harbor Basin, seek to boost the upgrade and expansion of the Rongjiang River Inland River Terminal, and give full play to the role of leading and basic industries in the port, and provide a new engine for industrial clustering in Jieyang to serve the local economic development.
 
Cai Chaolin, Secretary of Jieyang Municipal Party Committee and Secretary of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People’s Congress, Zhang Ke, Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and Mayor, Ma Rusheng, Member of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Party Committee and Executive Deputy Mayor, Xu Jinquan, Deputy Secretary-General of the Municipal Government, Li Yibo, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Guangzhou Port Group, Wei Tongjun, Deputy General Manager of Guangzhou Port Co., Ltd., and relevant responsible persons from relevant functional departments of Jieyang Municipal Government, Jieyang Investment Holding Group, Water Affairs Group, Guangzhou Port Group, CCCC Fourth Harbor Engineering and Jieyang Pugong New Energy Company attended the event.
 
As Zhang Ke, Deputy Secretary of Jieyang Municipal Party Committee and Mayor, said in his speech at the signing ceremony, Jieyang Port, enjoys unique advantageous natural conditions of a sea port and a river port a solid local industrial foundation, and an increasingly complete collection and distribution system. The participation of Guangzhou Port and CCCC Fourth Harbor Engineering will better give play to Jieyang’s comprehensive transportation advantages, accelerate the construction of a regional logistics system, and speed up Jieyang’s integration into the “domestic overall cycle” and the “domestic and international cycles”.
 
According to Li Yibo, Secretary of the Party Committee and Board Chairman of Guangzhou Port Group, and Board Chairman of Guangzhou Port Co., Ltd., the Jieyang Port cooperation project is an important measure to implement the development strategy of “One Core, One Belt and One Zone” in Guangdong and promote in-depth exchanges and cooperation between Guangzhou and Jieyang. The project will give full play to the strong two-way leading role of the port and the industrial economy, promote Jieyang’s better integration into and coordinated development with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the coastal economic belt, better implement the tasks of “ensuring stability on six fronts” and “maintaining security in six areas”, and serve the new economic pattern of “domestic and international cycles”.
 
The total investment in the construction of the General Terminal (Phase I) Project and the Liquid Bulk Terminal Project in the Nanhai Operation Area in the Huilai Coastal Port Area of Jieyang Port is about RMB 2.03 billion. Guangdong Port & Shipping Investment Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Guangdong Port & Shipping), a subsidiary of Guangzhou Port, holds 55% of the shares.
 
The General Terminal Project in the Nanhai Operation Area in the Huilai Coastal Port Area of Jieyang Port plans to build a 70,000-DWT general berth and three 50,000-DWT multi-purpose berths (with the hydraulic structure designed and constructed for 100,000-DWT ships). With a coastline length of 1,210 meters, the designed annual throughput capacity is 4.2 million tons for general cargoes, 2.2 million tons for bulk cargoes and 215,000 TEUs for containers. The project construction investment is estimated to be RMB 2.41 billion. The project will be constructed in phases. In the first phase, a 70,000-DWT general-purpose berth and a 50,000-DWT multi-purpose berth will be constructed, with an estimated construction investment of RMB 1.51 billion.
 
The Liquid Bulk Terminal Project in the Nanhai Operation Area in the Huilai Coastal Port Area of Jieyang Port plans to build a 50,000-DWT liquid chemical berth, which can accommodate two 3,000-DWT liquid chemical berths, with a coastline length of 270 meters, and the supporting construction extends to the public pipe gallery facilities of the rear planned tank area. The designed annual throughput is 2.97 million DWT, and the project construction investment is estimated to be RMB 520 million.
 
On the same day, Guangdong Ganghang, Jieyang Pugong New Energy, Jieyang Investment Holding Group, and CCCC Fourth Harbor Engineering jointly established a joint venture company to invest in the construction and operation of the LPG berth project in the Nanhai Operation Area in the Huilai Coastal Port Area of Jieyang Port. Guangdong Ganghang holds 51% of the shares, and the total investment in the LPG berth project is estimated to be 289 million. Jieyang Water Affairs Group, Guangzhou Port and CCCC Fourth Harbor Engineering also signed an agreement to increase capital and shares of the Port Affairs Terminal of Rongjiang River Port Area of Jieyang Port. This move will accelerate the integration and utilization of Rongjiang River inland river port resources, enhance the specialized service capacity of the Rongjiang River inland river terminals for containers and general cargo, optimize and improve the logistics paths connecting Jieyang Port to the Pearl River Delta region, and reduce logistics costs. (Text by Zou Jingqi and Wang Shenghua, Picture by Zhu Junkun)