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Ningbo Customs promotes the construction of foreign trade platforms

It is learned from a conference held on January 19 that in 2020 Ningbo Customs will boost the institutional innovation and the governance ability development, support the construction of the foreign trade platforms and promote the linkage development of the seaport, the landport, the airport, the post port and the information port of the city.

In 2019, Ningbo Customs examined and released 5.0872 million pieces of import and export declarations, up by 5.7% over the previous year. The import and export goods under supervision by the customs reached 174 million tons with a total value of 17.1 trillion yuan, up by 2.6% and 6.7% respectively. Ningbo Customs is playing an increasingly important role in serving the opening-up policy of the country and promoting the regional economic integration.

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Ningbo ranks No.5 in intelligent manufacturing index list

On January 17, the 21st Century Industrial Research Institute released the “2019 China Intelligent Manufacturing Index (CIMI) Report”, the first intelligent manufacturing index independently issued by a domestic think tank. Ningbo ranked No.5 in the “Urban Intelligent Manufacturing Index List”, with Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing and Hefei being the top four.

The so-called intelligent manufacturing refers to a human-machine integrated intelligent system composed of intelligent machines and human experts. Through the cooperation between people and intelligent machines, the system can expand, extend and partially replace the mental labor of human experts in the manufacturing process. By extending the concept of manufacturing automation, the flexible, intelligent and highly integrated manufacturing has been realized.

According to the 2019 CIMI list, the top ten go to Guangdong Province, Jiangsu Province, Beijing, Zhejiang Province, Shandong Province, Henan Province, Shanghai, Hubei Province, Fujian Province and Hunan Province. With the good industrial environment, robust industrial development strength and high technological support, Guangdong Province ranks No.1 in the list.

The urban intelligent manufacturing index is derived comprehensively from the four dimensions of policy environment, industrial environment, industrial development and green manufacturing

First day of Spring Festival travel rush sees 280,000 passengers

January 10, the first day of Spring Festival travel rush, sees a significant increase of passengers in Ningbo Railway Station. “The company bought tickets for us. Although the train departs in the early morning, I am still very happy at the thought of going home to celebrate the Spring Festival,” said Mr. Li who works in a company in Jiangbei District, Ningbo.

Around 5 p.m., the station was even busier. For the reason that it was also during the weekend, the waiting hall was packed. On January 10, Ningbo railway station was predicted to handle 77,800 passengers, rising by around 20,000.

Ningbo Railway Station plans to add 13 pairs of trains during the 2020 Spring Festival travel rush, including trains to Xinxiang, Guiyang, Chongqing, Fuyang, Nanchang West, Yichun, Zhaotong. For some of the trains arrive or depart from Ningbo in the early morning, early morning bus lines will be arranged Ningbo Highway Transport Management Center during the Spring Festival.

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Ningbo becomes a “dark horse” domestic city for tourism during the Spring Festival

On the afternoon of January 17, the, a prominent online tourist website in China, issued the list of the “top ten dark horse domestic city for tourism during the Spring Festival of 2020”, in which Ningbo ranked No.6, only next to Jiuzhaigou, Lishui, Fuzhou, Shantou and Tengchong.

Since the beginning of 2019, with the deep integration of culture and tourism in Ningbo, the new image of Ningbo’s tourism with the theme of “ancient port of the marine silk road, and smiling Ningbo” has gradually gained popularity, and more and more tourists have come to Ningbo to enjoy the unique charm of the marine silk road culture, the Buddha kingdom of sea, the living style of the bay and the delicious seafood. The Ctrip data show that the number of tourists to Ningbo for the Spring Festival of 2020 is expected to increase by 51% over the previous year. In terms of age groups of the tourists, the largest number

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Ningbo's import and export volume increases by 6.4%

According to the statistics from Ningbo Customs, in the first ten months of this year, the total import and export volume of Ningbo reached 755.97 billion yuan, up by 6.4% over the same period of last year. To be specific, the import volume stood at 263.11 billion yuan, up by 3.6%, and the export volume, 492.86 billion yuan, up by 7.9%, with a trade surplus of 229.75 billion yuan.
As the major forces for import and export trade, the private enterprises and foreign-funded enterprises achieved the total import and export volumes of 510.32 billion yuan (up by 10.5% over the same period of last year) and 189.36 billion yuan (down by 0.03%) respectively, and they account for 92.6% of the total. The private enterprises have played a significant role in this aspect. The import and export volume of the private enterprises account for 67.5% of the total, an increase of 2.5 percentage points over the same period of last year.

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