China's largest cold chain infrastructure takes shape at Nansha port
全国最大“冰箱”——广州南沙国际冷链项目封顶
SOURCE: Guangzhou Port Group |UPDATED: 2020-07-07Visit Statistics:

Nansha port in Guangzhou has completed the main construction of China’s largest cold storage facilities at the end of June, making it the biggest integrated logistics hub for cold and fresh produce in the country.

With a planned investment of 3.5 billion yuan, the Nansha International Cold Chain project aims to increase the port’s cold storage capacity to 460,000 tons and benefit Chinese consumers with more abundant foreign food supplies in lower prices and higher quality.

The project includes six eight-story cold storage facilities, a ground refrigerated container yard equipped with 1,880 reefer plugs, capable of holding 430 TEUs of cargo, and a building for demonstration use.

The warehouses will be outfitted with refrigerators and freezers that, respectively, can keep goods at a constant temperature of 0℃ and -23℃, as well as free-standing convertible units to offer ultimate flexibility for different storage needs.

Inspection equipment is an important part of the project, which will be set up at the warehouses to allow up to 162 reefer containers of each consignment to go through customs at the same time. This will greatly improve clearance efficiency.

Cold chain logistics requires a higher level of control of all the processes involved. The project applies advanced refrigeration technologies and intelligent systems for remote monitoring. Also, the newly built facilities will be covered by 5G network and operate by using photovoltaic power, which can reduce energy consumption and achieve sustainability.

The facilities are planned to come into service next year. The project will support Nansha to become a major port of entry for meat, seafood, fruit and vegetable from overseas.

Building on the port’s extensive multi-modal transportation network, fresh food imports can reach over 570 million consumers in the Pearl River Delta within an hour and be delivered across the country efficiently and in perfect condition.

Guangzhou has always been an important distribution and trade center of farm and aquatic products in Guangdong province, and even for the entire country. However, there has been a shortage of large-scale, dedicated and multi-functional storage facilities for these products to serve the vast consumer market. The project will help solve the problem by establishing a port-centric supply chain.

From warehousing, inspection and distribution to processing, trade and more high value-added activities, Nansha port will be able to provide a full suite of services for perishable and temperature-sensitive goods.

China’s cold chain logistics market has witnessed rapid growth in recent years, with its value reaching 339.1 billion yuan in 2019. With a rise in fresh food e-commerce during the coronavirus pandemic, effective solutions for cold food storage and transportation become even more important.

Nansha port has been expanding its foreign trade network and rolled out favorable policies to attract more cold chain logistics enterprises, continuing to drive the development of the industry. The port handled over 60,000 TEUs of refrigerated cargo in 2019, up more than 20% from the previous year. It also launched the fastest and most cost-effective cherry express service in South China and successfully handled four shiploads of Chilean cherries last year.

Editor: Pauline Tai

6月28日,广州南沙国际冷链项目正式封顶。作为广州港口型国家物流枢纽建设的重要依托,广州港股份规划投资35亿元,全力建设仓容46万吨的全国最大临港冷链仓库群及综合性冷链物流分拨基地——广州南沙国际冷链项目,深度辐射华南、珠三角地区及粤港澳大湾区城市群,打造以南沙国际物流中心为“冷链母港”的全链条冷链物流格局。

项目计划2021年投产,一期工程总投资18.7亿元,规划建设3座8层冷库、1个冷藏箱堆场和1栋配套展示楼,总库容22.7万吨,地面冷藏集装箱堆场可容纳430TEU,配备冷插位1880个。二期工程规划建设3座冷库,冷库沿道路南北向布置,空间布置规整高效。项目主要配备包括-23℃低温冷藏间、0℃高温冷藏间和0℃穿堂以及全温区独立隔间冷库,可为客户提供冷冻冷藏、保税查验、加工配送、商品展示交易、供应链金融等一站式服务。

广州南沙国际冷链项目经营以优质肉类、水产品、果蔬等大宗民生货类为主,凭借地处珠三角核心经济区的天然优势,冷链货物通过高快速公路向外辐射,1小时覆盖珠三角城市群,通往全国各地。

广州是广东省乃至全国重要的农产品集散交易地。对于腹地消费而言,广州以及珠三角作为重要人口密集区,总人口超过5700万人,占全省常住人口总量的54%,以及作为腹地的华南地区乃至泛华南区,是具有绝对数量级的消费市场。然而,全广东省现有冷链企业多为1万吨左右的中小型企业,且多为消费型冷库,并无临港大型综合型冷库,对市场供应不足,缺乏市场控制力。

南沙国际物流中心冷链母港的建成,有效缓解现有市场供应不足的矛盾,项目得天独厚的临港联动优势和先进的制冷工艺技术优势,可有效缩短国际国内大宗冷链产品进入市场的距离,降低冷链产品价格,提高产品品质,真正把实惠传递给市民。

冷链运输是一个民生工程,也是供给侧结构性改革的一个重要支撑点,同时还是消费升级的一个重点。疫情发生以来,“足不出户,尽享生鲜”的消费习惯激发冷链物流市场需求爆发式增长。网购、生鲜电商、蔬果宅配等方式都是当下消费市场的热门选择,冷链仓储运输环节变得愈发重要。近年来,国内冷链物流市场快速发展,数据显示2019年,我国冷链物流行业的市场规模约3391亿元,同比增长17.5%

冷链物流比一般常温物流系统的要求更高、更复杂,是一个庞大的系统工程。在保障冷链仓储等基本功能的基础上,广州港集团发力绿色智慧港口新基建,在智慧能源基础设施方面,南沙国际物流中心项目规划在冷库屋顶布设光伏系统,节能环保。5G应用方面,三大移动运营商实地调研南沙国际物流中心施工建设情况,并出台5G冷链物流智慧园区组网方案,提供专属网络服务,助力南沙国际物流中心智能仓储建设。

据了解,南沙国际物流中心冷库配备冰轮智汇云(MICC)系统,包括了门户、服务平台 、物联网、设备能效平台、数据分析平台等,在手机及远程终端计算机即可远程查看制冷系统相关设备运行状态,使制冷系统监控管理更加安全、可靠、节能、灵活、高效。

今年6月,广州南沙国际冷链项目的重要组成部分“南沙港区冷链查验工程”项目获得2020年促进经济高质量发展500万元的专项资金(口岸方向)支持。冷链项目建成后,仓库根据需要可规划设置162个冷藏箱查验平台,在货源、查验设备等齐全的情况下,每批次可实现162个冷藏箱同时查验,有助于缓解南沙港区口岸查验监管配套设施紧缺问题,提高南沙港区冷链服务通关时效。

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