Guangzhou Port & Namsung launch new sea-rail freight service
广州港与南星海运开启海铁联运新路径
SOURCE: Guangzhou Port Group |UPDATED: 2019-12-06Visit Statistics:

A freight train, carrying containers loaded with imported plastic particles from South Korea, was ready to depart the Guangzhou Container Terminal on November 30. It would take 4 days for the train to arrive the Guoyuan Port in Chongqing city in southwest China.

This cargo journey marked the official launch of the South Korea - Guangzhou Port - Chongqing sea-rail freight service which is operated by the Guangzhou Port Group in partnership with Namsung Shipping Co., Ltd.

Through the new sea-rail freight service, the shortest cargo delivery time from South Korea to Chongqing will be 8 days, down by at least 10 days compared with the previous river-sea transport via the Yangtze River. It offers to the port’s customers a more convenient intermodal solution with minimal influence by the natural environment. 

The service will have significant advantages in logistics cost and efficiency in the upcoming dry season of the Yangtze River and the maintenance period of the Three Gorges Dam’s northern ship locks, which is scheduled to begin next March.

Southwest China has been an important inland source of goods for the Port of Guangzhou. The port has opened offices in Chengdu and Chongqing cities and developed several intermodal freight routes in regular operation, such as an exclusive rail service for imported BMW vehicles from the Xinsha Port area to Chengdu, and sea-rail services from Guangzhou to Chengdu, Luzhou and Chongqing.

The Xinsha and Huangpu Port of Guangzhou also operate liner services for domestic and foreign trade and have special railway lines for cargo transport. The Huangpu New Port provides cargo delivery to South Korea three times a week and to Taiwan twice per week via direct shipping routes.

In addition, the Nansha Port of Guangzhou currently serves 136 trade routes and is expecting rail access to the country’s hinterland by the end of 2020. Once the railway lines are opened, the Nansha Port is expected to become an ideal connection point between the inland regions of China and the rest of the world.

Editor: Pauline Tai 

11月30日,首批装载着韩国进口塑胶粒的集装箱从GCT公司顺利装车,标志着广州港与南星海运成功开启“韩国—广州港—重庆”海铁联运新路径。

韩国进口的集装箱货物首次搭乘广州港“渝穗”海铁班列,仅需4天时间可抵达重庆果园港。“韩国—广州港—重庆”全程运输时间最低只需8天,相较于客户原有走长江的江海联运模式节约至少10天以上时间。海铁联运方便快捷,受自然因素影响较小,在长江枯水期到来和明年3月三峡大坝计划修闸期间,“广州—重庆”海铁班列成本和时效优势明显,进一步提升客户吸引力。

广州港集团历来重视西南传统货源腹地,先后在成都、重庆成立办事处,利用黄埔、新沙港区铁路专用线直接进港和广州港内外贸班轮航线优势,尤其是黄埔新港区每周3班韩国直航线、每周2班台湾直航线,为客户提供便捷的海铁联运服务。先后常态化开行了“新沙港-成都”进口宝马商品车专列、“广州—泸州”海铁班列、“广州—成都”海铁班列、“广州—重庆”海铁班列。

目前广州港南沙港区拥有内外贸航线136条,随着南沙港进港铁路于2020年底建成通车,内陆地区将通过铁路无缝链接到南沙港区,广州港南沙港区将成为内陆货源腹地和世界联通的最佳连接点。