Sea-rail combined transportation flourishes in Ningbo
- Category: Ningbo District
- Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08:47
On January 11th, the sea-rail express named “Zhumadian-Ningbo Zhoushan Port” made its maiden drive from Zhumadian station, Henan to Beilun Port station, Ningbo, which marks that the sea-rail combined transportation map of Ningbo Zhoushan Port has expanded to as far as Henan, a province in central China with over 100 million people.
Zhumadian is a city in south-central Henan, through which Beijing-Guangzhou Railway and many highways run. The city mainly exports furniture, chemical products, paper pulp, etc. In October 2016, Ningbo-Zhoushan Port Co., Ltd. held discussions with Zhumadian municipal government and Wuhan Railway Bureau to promote the sea-rail combined transport from Zhumadian to Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, and the agreement was officially signed recently. The whole journey takes 30 hours and it is scheduled one run a week during the early stage.
It is learned that in 2016, the sea-rail combined transportation in Ningbo-Zhoushan Port has handled altogether 250,000 TEUs, among which 91,900 TEUs were out of Zhejiang, an increase of 46.6% and 52.7% respectively. In early March 2016, the sea-rail express to Xiangyang, Hubei was opened and later, our service centers in Shiyan and Gucheng were opened. At the same time, the operational mode of Anhui express was established: the express would travel from northern Anhui, go through Fuyang and Huainan to make better use of their ample supply of goods, and finally come to Ningbo-Zhoushan Port. The pilot program of “Ningbo Zhoushan Port-Zhejiang Jiangxi Hunan (Chongqing-Sichuan)” sea-rail multimodal transport has been included in the national list of demonstration programs.
We will further expand the transportation network from Zhumadian and Xiangyang to the surrounding areas with abundant supply of goods including Wuhan, Nanyang and Zhengzhou, and finally, fulfill our goal of establishing a complete sea-rail logistics network in central China. It is estimated that in 2020, the TEUs handled through sea-rail combined transportation will amount to 500,000.