Bulk cargo volume shines at Guangzhou Port in Q1
疫情之下,广州港集团一季度生产经营成绩单可圈可点
SOURCE: Guangzhou Port Group |UPDATED: 2020-05-06Visit Statistics:

The Port of Guangzhou saw robust growth in the handling of bulk commodities in the first quarter of 2020, despite the disruptions in global commerce caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Steel imports increased 104.3% from January to March this year, compared with 2019. Coal, ore and petrochemicals for foreign trade also rose 6.4%, 2.0% and 1.4%, respectively.

The Xinsha Port area handled 76,000 commercial vehicles in the first three months of this year, up 15.7% from last year. Among them, 7,700 were exported, showing year-over-year growth of 60%. The port has been expanding its business in automobile exports and, with high-quality services, it has attracted new auto manufacturing partners like Changan and Geely to ship their products overseas.

The Nansha Grain and General Cargo Terminal recorded a 21% increase in food shipments during the opening quarter this year, which amounted to 1.07 million tons. Food imports stood at 530,000 tons, up 87% as compared to the same period last year. 

The terminal launched a new service of transporting coil paper on bulk carriers in February, which greatly facilitates the import of paper products in large quantities. Paper pulp arriving at the terminal grew 88% during the first quarter.

The Port of Guangzhou also had a 49.8% gain in sea-rail intermodal freight volume and opened seven international shipping routes in the first three months of 2020.

As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, the port handled 118.775 million tons of cargo between January and March this year, down 4.6% from last year. Container throughput fell 10.8% with 4.41 million TEUs. However, the declines are not as bad as expected and have been narrowed since March, as enterprises gradually resume production.

Editor: Pauline Tai 

今年一季度,春节假期叠加新冠肺炎疫情暴发,港口行业遭受一定影响。面对严峻的生产形势,广州港集团疫情防控和生产经营两手抓,外拓业务,内部挖潜,虽然疫情影响仍在,但一季度生产经营表现仍然可圈可点。

货物吞吐量和集装箱吞吐量“进度条”稳步加载。1-2月受春节假期和疫情影响,货物吞吐量和集装箱吞吐量面临巨大压力,但3月起随着国内逐步复工复产,降幅明显收窄,有效弥补了1-2月的“欠账”。一季度广州港集团货物吞吐量完成11877.5万吨,同比下降4.6%,集装箱吞吐量完成441.0万TEU,同比下降10.8%。在粤港澳大湾区港口中普遍跌幅均达两位数的情况下,集团的表现好于预期。

部分传统货类表现亮眼,货量逆势增长。一季度外贸煤炭同比增长6.4%;矿石同比增长2.0%;外贸进口钢材同比增长104.3%;石油化工品同比增长1.4%。海铁联运业务稳步增长,一季度海铁联运箱量同比增长49.8%

一季度南沙港区成功开通7条国际班轮航线,对外业务开拓不停歇。

广州港新沙港务公司一季度共完成了外贸商品车装卸7.6万辆,在特殊时期实现了15.7%的增长。同时加大出口航线推介力度,引入了长安、吉利等新出口品牌,努力推动“广东好车”二手车复出,一季度共出口商品车7700台,同比增长60%

广州港南沙粮食通用码头分公司的主力货源—粮食,在2019年12月创接卸新高后,再接再厉,一季度取得107万吨的好成绩,同比增长21%,其中外贸粮食进口53万吨,同比增长87%。除此之外,纸浆货类一季度完成到货量同比增长88%,并成功开拓了大型筒纸散船接卸的新业务。