Le Lézard
Classified in: Transportation

Xinhua Silk Road: Direct container shipping route from Central China's Wuhan to Japan scheduled to operate from Nov. 28


BEIJING, Nov. 14, 2019 /CNW/ -- Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, will launch direct container shipping service to Japan on November 28, according to Wuhan New Port Administration Committee.

The city took the move to shorten waterway transport cycle as local goods used to be shipped to Shanghai, a coastal metropolis in East China for export, which prolonged its transportation cycle and sometimes needs 2-3 days.

However, as the city's foreign trade burgeoned recent years and 80 percent of its goods were exported via waterways or airways, opening direct shipping services for export goods are in dire need.

To the end, Wuhan blueprinted near-sea direct container shipping routes to Japan and the Republic of Korea as early as three years ago and promoted building 500-TEU container vessel for the river-ocean direct shipping services.

On June 12, Central China Logistics Hanya 1, the tailored container ship for the Wuhan-Japan direct shipping route moved into the water. The vessel is 125 meters long and 20.8 meters wide and enjoys a transport capacity of 7,900-deadweight tons.

Wu Shiquan, general manager of COSCO Shipping Lines (Wuhan) Co., Ltd. said that based on Wuhan's multi-model joint transport and Sino-Europe cargo trains, the opening of the direct container shipping service to Japan can optimize the railway-waterway transport channels from near-sea countries to Europe through Wuhan.

Via the line, broader connections between the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and the Silk Road Economic Belt can be formed, says an official with the Wuhan New Port Administration Committee, adding that it can also better satisfy the growing shipping demands driven by rapidly developing local trade and trade in central and west China.

Direct container shipping service is planned to be offered once a week, which will be increased upon the operation conditions, according to the official with the committee.

Recent years, Wuhan kept strengthening its role as a transport hub in the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River. In 2018, the container throughput of the port of Wuhan exceeded 1.5632 million TEUs, up 15.31 percent year on year. From January to May of this year, 0.683 million TEUs of container throughput was completed, up 16.01 percent year on year.

See the original link: https://en.imsilkroad.com/p/309365.html

SOURCE Xinhua Silk Road Information Service


These press releases may also interest you

at 11:18
Leading Chinese construction machinery manufacturer XCMG (SHE: 000425) is celebrating the 2020 International Day of Cooperatives on July 4 through a retrospective of its successful partnership achievements with top global industry partners over the...

at 11:10
Compare-autoinsurance.org has released a new guide that explains the main advantages of comparing car insurance quotes online. For more info and free car insurance quotes online, visit...

3 jui 2020
It can be very confusing to understand truck insurance requirements. New and existing truck drivers ? and owners ? don't have the time to dig into technical insurance terms. Saberlines Insurance prepared this Quick Reference, which includes detailed...

3 jui 2020
To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the blockbuster movie, Gone in 60 Seconds, Eaglemoss Die-Cast Club is delighted to announce the upcoming launch of a subscription program to build a high-quality die-cast metal 1:8 scale model of the "star...

3 jui 2020
A healthy waterway is essential for the well-being of fish who live there. Fish health is threatened when high concentrations of metals that don't break down remain in the environment, threatening the marine food web. Today, the Government of Canada...

3 jui 2020
Amid COVID-19 concerns, The San Francisco Fleet Week Association announced today that the Air Show Presented by United, which was scheduled for October  9 - 11, 2020, has been officially postponed to October 8 ? 10, 2021 with the U.S. Navy Blue...



News published on 14 november 2019 at 20:36 and distributed by: