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  • 2019 August 12 17:05

    Departures between Nansha and Rotterdam increase twofold

    The Elly Maersk departed from Nansha for Rotterdam on 28 July; the first departure of the new 2M service, doubling the number of direct departures from Nansha to Rotterdam. The Ocean Alliance also already has direct connections with this fastest growing port in the south of China.

    Nansha is the sea port of Guangzhou, a city of 15 million people in the vicinity of Hong Kong. The port started international departures ten years ago, quickly becoming the most important port for ‘Africa Trades’ from the south of China. Direct departures to and from Europe (NWC and MED) and the west coast of North America were only added in recent years. With a throughput of over 14 million TEU, Nansha has already surpassed Europe’s largest container ports.

    Nansha on the western bank of the Pearl River, on the other hand, is becoming more and more interesting for import and export. The port’s increasing proximity to new production centres and very competitive costs make it a good choice in comparison with Shenzhen ports, which are becoming more expensive. The lower costs and available space have also resulted in Nansha’s rapid expansion as port for import flows. The port is located in a 65-km2 ‘Free-Trade Zone’, making it an increasingly important hub for the import of consumer goods, food and drinks.

    Nansha has started with the construction of the largest climate-controlled warehouse complex in South China (150k m2, with three floors). This will become operational in early 2021.

    Nansha’s terminals will also be linked directly with the Chinese Rail network in the near future (October 2020). This will enable extremely economic and sustainable transport of cargo flows from and to Nansha from the hinterland in South China, even as far as Chongqing and Chengdu.’


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