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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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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


Cross-border e-commerce exports of Beilun District ranks No.1

It is learned from Beilun Commerce Bureau that in the first half of this year, the export volume of the cross-border e-commerce trade of Beilun District reached US$609.8542 million, accounting for 42.56% of the total of the city, ranking No.1 among all the districts and counties. 
The achievement is mainly driven by the new industrial patterns. The B2C Cross-border E-commerce Park, established at the end of 2015 in Beilun District, now a one-stop comprehensive service platform integrating finance and credit, has attracted the settlement of ten companies, with the daily package amount of over 800. The KJTYT, a cross-border export B2B service platform, has completed its docking with the customs system, so that the customs supervision can cover the warehouse stage, improving the customs clearance efficiency by 118%, and 205 enterprises have been included in the platform. 
So far, 14 cross-border B2B e-commerce pilot enterprises as well as a number of cross-border e-commerce platforms have been established in Beilun District. Together with the seven introduced e-commerce logistics enterprises, an industrial chain integrating cross-border e-commerce platforms, warehousing, logistics and payment has taken shape in the district.
The international mailing system in Ningbo was put into operation on June 28 this year, which means that the international mails can complete the customs clearance locally rather than going through the exchange bureaus in Hangzhou or Shanghai. "In the past, it took five to seven days to mail to the US, but now it only takes four to five days. Without going to the exchange bureaus in Hangzhou or Shanghai, we can save the logistics cost as well as workload." said a person in charge from a cross-border e-commerce enterprises in the district

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

Ningbo Zhoushan Port Set A New High in Sea-rail Combined Transport Volume

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.

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