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Guangzhou's Nansha port area aims to become Asian logistics hub

Author: Posttime:2011-11-04 08:26:05

GUANGZHOU's port of Nansha is booming, and with 20 of the world's top 500 companies having set up branches there and important infrastructure projects afoot, the port area is ready to become a logistics hub in Asia, Xinhua reports.
Ten years ago, Guangzhou government decided to upgrade its port facility and develop harbour-front industries, turning port of Guangzhou from a river port to a sea port. In 2008, Guangzhou has entered the list of top 10 container ports in the world. In 2010, throughput in solely the Nansha port area has hit 7.25 million TEU, six-fold of that five years ago.
Nansha now has 10 deep-water berths of 50,000 to 100,000 tonnes, and is operating 43 domestic and international lines, 31 are foreign trade lanes. Seventeen of the world's largest carriers operate services from the port area.
During the early half of this year, Nansha's container throughput grew 12.4 per cent year on year to 3.9 million TEU, while throughput tonnage grew 14.6 per cent to 65.9 million tonnes. The port area has attracted more than 300 investment projects over 10 years.

source:www.seatrade-asia.com
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