Ningbo Zhoushan Port Set A New High in Sea-rail Combined Transport Volume
- Category: Ningbo Port
- Published: Friday, 29 July 2016 08:45
According to Ningbo Customs on July, 26th, the volume of sea-rail combined transport of Zhoushan Port has set a new high (100,100 TUE) in the first half year, a year-on-year growth of 26.6 per cent.
As one of the fastest developing business, Ningbo Zhoushan Port is expanding its sea-rail combined transport reach into the middle and western parts of China in order to include more and more inland cities into the circle of its operation. Over the first half of this year, governments of Tongling, Fuyangand Liling have signed strategic cooperation agreements with Ningbo Zhoushan Port and 5 lines of sea-rail combined transport have been opened in and out of the provinces. By then, the number of the lines has exceeded 20.
The speed increase of the port’s logistics service，which is underpinned by efficient service interworking network, is deeply favored by its customers. “The shipment of containers enjoys multiple convenient services, especially the batch container transit service since now Zhoushan Customs allows one-time declaration. On this note, the efficiency of cargo release has been considerably promoted” said Lu Yinhu, manager of Ningbo Jiean Customs Declaration Agency Co., Ltd.
Apart from improving convenience of cargo transport, Ningbo Customs has launched measures for efficient operations to improve the transport quality, overall efficiency and services. Since the ports are scattered in Ningbo, Ningbo Customs is a pioneer in adopting electronic examination and approval to shorten the residence time of cargos in ports. According to a principal of Ningbo Customs, the containers can be shipped out from multiple ports after being unloaded from the trains and the transit time has been reduced from ten days to two or three days. Such move can not only save space for ports but also save a considerable amount of logistics for businesses, averagely 1000 yuan per container.
By report, Customhouse will help develop multimodal transport operators to enable owners of cargos to go through all the formalities at one stop, thus attracting more customers from the inland cities