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Ningbo Port's total vehicle import exceeds 10 billion yuan

On the morning of April 29, a batch of Toyota Land Cruisers originating in Japan were successfully cleared with the click of mouse by Meishan Customs officials. The smooth import of these vehicles marks that the cumulative value of vehicle imports at Ningbo Port has exceeded 10 billion yuan.

As of April 29, Ningbo Port had imported a total of 28,867 vehicles, with a value of 10.02 billion yuan. "The breakthrough in the value of imported vehicles from Ningbo Port from zero to 1 billion yuan took 22 months, and from 9 billion yuan to 10 billion yuan took only 3 months." Meishan Customs officials said.

As the only import port for complete vehicles in Zhejiang Province, Ningbo Meishan Bonded Port Area officially launched the import business of complete vehicles at the end of December 2013. In 2016, it officially became a national parallel import vehicle pilot. In September 2017, since the approval of the “One Belt, One Road” construction pilot zone in Ningbo, imported cars from countries along the “Belt and Road” have become new growth points for the import of complete

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Shared Big Data of Global Shipping Company

The Municipal Transportation Bureau and Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group announced on April 29 that the world's largest cargo throughput port, Ningbo Zhoushan Port, and 62 shipping companies around the world have realized data information exchange, covering all global routes in Hong Kong. Ningbo Zhoushan Port has become the first port in the country to realize the paperless operation and the visualization of logistics nodes in the whole process of container import and export.

In the foreign trade process, the goods from factories are sold to the whole world by sea, and it is often necessary to contact the shipping companies through the freight forwarding companies. In the interim, the freight forwarder needs to know the schedule and container information from the websites of major shipping companies, print the packing list, and send it to the truck driver by the runners. Then the truck driver will go to the yard to pick up the empty containers and go to the factory to have them loaded and finally shipped according to the schedule.

Since there was no unified integration platform for the data of major shipping companies, it required a live order for the shipping agent to decide the scheduled period and for the runners to give the appointment code to the driver. "After the

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Ningbo-Zhoushan Port to become largest comprehensive homeport

A strategic cooperation agreement was signed by Zhejiang Province and COSCO in Hangzhou on April 25, saying that the two parties will make joint efforts to promote the marine and port construction of Zhejiang Province and build the world-class port cluster.

According to the agreement, the two parties will strengthen cooperation in port operation and build Ningbo-Zhoushan Port the largest comprehensive homeport in the world, and strengthen the international cooperation to help local enterprises to participate in the "Belt and Road" construction. Cooperation will be made in port logistics by enhancing the logistic service capacity for the whole supply chain. The cooperation with the Zhejiang Free Trade Zone will be strengthened and the global allocation capacity of bulk commodity (esp. oil products) will be enhanced. Cooperation will also be made in shipping services to build an internationally first class comprehensive shipping service base. Finally, cooperation will be made in such fields as the new energy and high-end equipment manufacturing to promote the industrial transformation and upgrading of Zhejiang Province


Ningbo Zhoushan Port Reaches Throughput of 190 Million Tons

On April 4th, Ningbo Zhoushan Port Co.Ltd released its First Quarter Production Bulletin. From 1 to March, the cargo throughput reached 191.97 million tons, with an increase of 7.4% compared to the same period last year, and the container throughput was 6.837 million standard boxesTEUs, increased by 10.2% over the same period last year.

In 2018, Ningbo Zhoushan Port, as world’s first "10 million-ton port"  actively responds to the influence of cold air, low visibility and the Spring Festival holiday to maintain a rapid growth of port transportation production by snatching supply of goods and handling production scientifically.

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Beilun District Witnessing Steady Economic Growth

A batch of key projects are currently under intensive construction in every industrial base in Beilun District, which are supposed to be the highlights of economic growth in the district; a number of high-quality projects have already been anchored in the district, providing support to the development of new energy; and a series of burden-reduction and supporting policies have been successively introduced, promoting the enterprise transformation. During the first half year of 2016, the major economic indicators have been well achieved better than expected in Beilun District.
In the recent years, Beilun District has adopted targeted approaches in accurate investment, investment attraction and industry support to address the problems existing in the weak points of industries and inferior projects.
In the first half year, 25,000 square meters of old and dilapidated buildings have been reconstructed in Beilun District, involving 424 households, thereby providing better living environment for urban residents. According to statistics, 70 projects aimed at building a more livable district have been completed in the former six months, with a total investment of 460 million Yuan. It is especially noteworthy that the investment in environment, public service and district functions has increased.
While Key projects are the cornerstones of industrial development, encouraging early starts of project construction and production is the top priority of ensuring stable economic growth in the new normal. On the office table of Li Xianpo, chief of Government Investment Section, Beilun District Development and Reform Commission, the assessment items of various programs including assessment objects, projects, time and targets are clearly categorized, formulating specific schedule for every functional department. With certain adjustments, the construction of projects invested by the government of Beilun District went better in the first half year than 2015, with new projects’ rate of operation reaching 24 percent, nearly double the figure the year earlier, while the finishing rate of extended projects standing at 63 percent, 20 percent higher than last year.
Promote transformation to create new momentum, further extend the industrial chain and improve the industrial environment. Based on automobile components industry, automotive electronics industry in Beilun District is emerging at a high speed. MINTH Group’s project of cameras fitted for cars are put into operation in Chunxiao Group; Taijing (Ningbo) Electronic Co., Ltd, which has the 7th largest productivity scale, has established business division for automobile electronics, extending its reach from single electronics to matching intelligentized automobile industry.
Six industrial bases are gaining higher degree of specification. Puxia Modern International Logistics Industry Park characterized by port service industry, Xiaogang Equipment Industrial Park congregated by equipment manufacturers and Dagang New and High-technology Industrial Base all have higher productivity and better images, which helps Beilun District attract investment both home and abroad in the first half year.
In the new normal, enterprises can better transform only if their burdens were lifted. Recently, Beilun District made itself the pioneer in introducing 35 suggestions on reducing cost and alleviating burdens of enterprises. With such great margin of preference, a total sum of 350 million yuan is predicted to be saved for enterprises.
While trying to establish themselves, financing difficulty, in most cases, can be the ‘last straw’ for small-sized enterprises. On 5th, August, technology risk capital pool of Beilun District was officially put into use. Up to now, the district has already set aside 10 million yuan, which, according to the leverage effect, is supposed to provide 100 million yuan of credit funds for enterprises annually

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