Recently, after being inspected and released by Guangzhou Customs, the "Harmony" ship, loaded with 39,300 tons of the first batch of soybeans imported by China from South Africa, cleared customs at the Nansha Grain General Terminal of Guangzhou Port for unloading.
Guangzhou Port Liangtong Company attached great importance to the unloading of South African soybeans from the "Harmony" ship, and held multiple special meetings to scientifically analyze the operation plan, and comprehensively implement cargo information analysis, ship unloader deployment, silo entry process planning, and cargo storage, effectively ensuring efficient and high-quality unloading of South African soybeans.
In recent years, under the BRICS cooperation mechanism, China has helped Africa expand its grain crop cultivation, encouraged Chinese enterprises to increase investment in African agriculture, strengthened agricultural technology cooperation in the seed industry, and assisted in the transformation and upgrading of the African agriculture. The soybeans received and unloaded this time are the first batch imported by China from South Africa since the signing of the Protocol of Phytosanitary Requirements for the Export of Soybeans from South Africa to China in June 2022. South Africa has become the fourth African country to export soybeans to China, following Ethiopia, Benin, and Tanzania.
Guangzhou Port Nansha Grain General Terminal is the only large-scale, deep-water and specialized grain terminal on the west bank of the Pearl River, with the largest storage and unloading capacity and the most efficient grain collection and distribution system in South China. It has received and unloaded more than 10 million natural tons of grain for three consecutive years, becoming the single terminal with the largest grain handling capacity and throughput in China. In recent years, the company has increased its marketing efforts, and actively expanded diversified customer groups, grain types, and import channels, leveraging the advantages of the port in terms of deep draft, large storage capacity, high unloading rate, fast distribution, and excellent service. Relying on convenient and efficient port services, the company has further strengthened its logistics hub and opened up grain channels, providing more efficient and professional services for grain supply in South China. (Text by Cheng Siqi, and Lin Dong, Picture by Xie Kunlin, Li Weiming, and Xiao Jingzheng)