The 2021 Annual Working Conference and Employees & Labor Union Members Congress Held by Guangzhou Port Group (Picture)

On January 19 and 22, the 2021 Annual Working Conference and Employees & Labor Union Members Congress of Guangzhou Port Group was held in the Port Center, with sub-venues in Huangpu Company, Logistics Company, New Port Company, Nansha Phases I and II and Nansha Automobile Terminal. Li Yibo, Secretary of the Party Committee and Board Chairman of Guangzhou Port Group, made a speech, Huang Bo, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and General Manager of Guangzhou Port Group, made the annual work report of the Group, and Deng Guosheng, Secretary of the Party Committee and General Manager of Guangzhou Port Co., Ltd., made the annual work plan of the Company. The leaders, employee representatives, labor union member representatives and middle-level management of the Group and the Company attended the conference.

In 2020, facing the new trend and new situation, Guangzhou Port Group, based on the overall situation of the construction of the international shipping hub in Guangzhou, focused on the core tasks of production and operation and coordinated the production and pandemic prevention work to keep the stable production in the Port. The annual cargo throughput was 530 million tons, and the container throughput was 21.73 million TEUs, with an increase of 4.3% and 3.2% respectively on a year-on-year basis. There were 9 newly added foreign trade routes throughout the year, bringing the total to 120. The shuttle bus business completed 1.9 million TEUs throughout the year, with a year-on-year increase of 4.3%. Through the in-depth port-railway cooperation, 5 sea-rail multimodal transport lines were added, and the throughput of the sea-rail multimodal transport completed throughout the year increased by 34.1% on a year-on-year basis. The completion rate of the annual investment plan for port infrastructure construction reached 116.5%, with a year-on-year increase of 25%. The ranking of Guangzhou in terms of the Xinhua-Baltic Exchange International Shipping Center Development Index rose from the 16th in the previous year to the 13th in 2020.

Li Yibo rendered the guideline of the 14th Plenary Session of the Eleventh Committee of Guangzhou Municipality of the Communist Party of China, requiring all entities and departments to focus on the overall situation, actively perform their duties, render the guideline of the plenary session to the employees in various ways and keep their thoughts in line with the guideline of the plenary session, thereby doing everything for the theme and the overall situation and taking practical actions to promote the implementation of various tasks of the plenary session of the municipal Party committee.

He fully affirmed the achievements of the Group in 2020 and during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, and reviewed the development achievements of the Group during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period:

First, the construction level of the international shipping hub has been continuously improved, and the core competitiveness of the Port has been significantly enhanced. During the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, the Group’s cargo throughput and container throughput increased by 6.6% and 7.6% annually on average, and the foreign trade routes increased by 53 in five years, with the growth keeping ahead among the national coastal ports and its international ranking and influence keeping rising. So it has become a beautiful business card showing Guangzhou’s status as an international city. Second, the new development concepts have been implemented, the pace of transformation has been accelerated, and the quality of development has improved steadily. Ganghang Center helps to make the shipping service industry gather, establish financing guarantee companies and financial companies, and promote the development of diversified businesses, such as the new Huangsha Aquatic Product Market and cruise ships. Third, the Party building and leadership have been strengthened to build a harmonious enterprise, and a strong driving force for high-quality development has been formed. We have consolidated the educational achievements on the theme of “Remaining true to our original aspiration and keeping our mission firmly in mind”, carried out the “pioneer” project deeply, built a distinctive brand of party building, set up innovative studios and women's civilized posts, established the first party building college among the state-owned enterprises in China, and enhanced the integration of party building and production management continuously.

Li Yibo analyzed and judged the development situation of the Group during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, and proposed to accurately grasp the mission of port development in the new stage and under the new concept and new pattern, and to achieve development with higher quality, better efficiency, stronger competitiveness and greater influence. He emphasized that to do a good job at the beginning of the “14th Five-Year Plan” period and in the following period of time, four principles must be followed: First, uphold the party's overall leadership. The work of the Group should be systematically planned in the new development pattern, scientifically arranged in the development pattern of “one core, one belt and one zone” in our province, and practically implemented in the construction task of the international comprehensive transportation hub in Guangzhou. Second, adhere to the new development concepts. It is necessary to promote the construction of the quality port, green port, safe port and smart port, improve the quality of development, strengthen development momentum, and achieve unified development of scale and quality, and speed and efficiency. Third, adhere to systematic thinking. It is necessary to adhere to overall advancement and key breakthroughs, identify the development positioning of each business, strengthen business linkage and resource sharing, form a development synergy, and enhance core competitiveness. Fourth, keep people-oriented. It is necessary to create a corporate atmosphere that respects, relies on and cares for talents, to promote the construction of a harmonious enterprise, and to realize the growth and development of the enterprise and its employees at the same time.

According to Li Yibo, in this year and in the near future, we will benchmark against the world's first-class ports, and by improving the capacity level of the hub, improving the logistics network, expanding service functions, and promoting transformation and upgrading, we will build an efficient and convenient sea-and-rail two-way logistics system, strengthen and smooth the domestic overall cycle, and have the domestic and international dual cycles connected. The focus should be on the following six aspects: First, strengthen the function of the shipping hub and serve the new pattern of dual-cycle development. Firmly hold on to the construction of an international comprehensive transportation hub, and strengthen the linkage between the core port area and the “one core, one belt and one zone”. Unblock logistics channels and build a comprehensive port logistics center with core competitiveness in the Greater Bay Area. Second, improve the development quality of diversified businesses, and promote the mutual development of “one core” and “diversification”. Give full play to the advantages of group operation, promote the integration of multiple businesses, and form a development synergy through “serial connection” and “parallel connection” of businesses. Third, deepen reform and innovation, and guarantee high-quality development through scientific management. Increase the weight of performance index assessment and incentives, and focus on the work of reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Continue to deepen the reform of state-owned enterprises, and accumulate momentum for innovation and development. Fourth, implement the concept of safe development, and promote stable and long-term enterprise development. It is necessary to take pandemic prevention and control as a major political task, and continue to do a good job of “dual coordination” of production and pandemic prevention. Firmly establish the concept of safe development, adhere to keeping in mind the bottom line and red line, consolidate the main responsibility for the safe production management of each entity, and improve the risk prevention ability. Fifth, strengthen political guidance and strengthen team building. This year is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Party. It is necessary to combine the thematic activities of the centennial of the founding of the party with the production and operation work, create an atmosphere of seizing every minute for work and entrepreneurship, enhance the sense of mission and urgency, and greet the centennial of the Communist Party of China with actual work achievements. Sixth, persist in putting people first and build a harmonious enterprise. It is necessary to implement the guideline of the employer representative conference and give full play to the role of the employee service platform of the labor union. Carry out in-depth exploration of the connotation of Guangzhou's “Marine Silk Road Culture”, and show the new style of the staff of Guangzhou Port.

Huang Bo made an administrative work report of the Group titled “Shoulder the Mission Bravely, Forge Ahead, and Fully Start the New Journey of Construction of an International Shipping Hub”. It is pointed out in the report that 2020 is an extraordinary year. Facing the new trend and new situation, the Group, based on the overall situation of the construction of the international shipping hub in Guangzhou, focused on the core tasks of production and operation, and coordinated the production and pandemic prevention work. Through the joint efforts and unremitting struggle of all employees, the Group successfully completed various indicators established during the "13th Five-Year Plan" period and laid a solid foundation for the steady start of the “14th Five-Year Plan” period. According to the report, this year is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the party and the beginning year of the 14th Five-Year Plan period. In combination with the overall goals of the 14th Five-Year Plan and the current key tasks, the overall requirements for this year’s work are: Guided by Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era, fully implement the guideline of the 19th National Congress of the Party and the plenary sessions of the 19th Central Committee, and thoroughly implement the guideline of Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speeches and important instructions when he inspected Guangdong, enhance the “Four Consciousnesses”, strengthen the “Four Self-confidences”, and stick to the “Two Maintains”. According to the plan of the plenary sessions of the provincial and municipal committees, give play to the role of the port in smoothing the domestic overall cycle and having the domestic and international dual cycles connected, coordinate the promotion of production and operation and pandemic prevention and control, deeply implement the new development concepts, adhere to equal emphasis on development quality and efficiency, accelerate the high-quality development of the main business and diversified businesses of the port, focus on the construction of key projects and initial operations, make efforts to improve the port’s integrated logistics system, actively integrate into the new dual-cycle development pattern, and make new and greater contributions to the construction of the international shipping hub in Guangzhou.

According to Deng Guosheng, in the past five years, Guangzhou Port Co., Ltd. has focused on production whiling ensuring stability, emphasized management whiling strengthening foundation, stresses quality while increasing efficiency, kept an eye on prevention and control while ensuring safety, resisted numerous risks, and overcome resistance from different aspects, so that the momentum of "stability” is continuing to develop, the intensity of “progress” is increasing, and the momentum of “innovation” is growing.

Deng Guosheng analyzed the new situation faced by the Company during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period and in 2021, and put forward four requirements on how to carry out the work: First, determine the starting point and find the correct positioning. Second, inherit advantages and optimize the functions and layout of the port. Third, accelerate the transformation and upgrading, and improve the development quality of the enterprise. Fourth, strengthen the cohesion, and consolidate the development cornerstone of the enterprise.

At the conference, a work report titled “Serve the Overall Situation, Make Precise Efforts, and Gather the Majority of Employees to Make Achievements” was given by the Group’s Labor Union. According to the report, in 2020, under the special pandemic situation and the background of the times, the 4th Labor Union Committee of the Group wholeheartedly served the development of the enterprise and the employees and the masses, and achieved remarkable results. 2021 is the first year of the “14th Five-Year Plan” period. The Labor Union of the Group will continue to focus on the overall development situation of the enterprise, make precise efforts to further promote the building and reform of the industrial worker team of the port, continue to improve the level of mass innovation, consolidate the foundation of the employees’ cultural construction, further deepen, optimize, strengthen and refine employee service guarantee work, and continuously improve the sense of happiness, gain and satisfaction of the employees.

During the conference, representatives of the employees and labor union members held sub-group discussions, reviewed and approved the administrative work report, labor union work report, factory affairs disclosure plan, enterprise annuity revision plan, revisions to salary management regulations and other drafts of the Group and the Company, and commend the Group’s outstanding workers and collectives of 2020. (Text by Liu Wen and Ke Xia, Picture by Zou Jingqi and Zhu Junkun)