April 29 marked the 4th day of the event “Guangdong in the Eyes of Mainstream Media from Countries along the Maritime Silk Road 2015,” the media group made of 58 representatives from 20 media visited Nansha Port.
Dating back to Qin dynasty(221BC – 207 BC), Guangzhou had already become one of the starting ports of maritime Silk Road, the access of ocean in the Pearl delta, and the port for China’s foreign trades. Holding the silver spoon, Guangzhou still strike for further development along the construction of 21st century maritime Silk Road.
Guangzhou port consists of the inner harbor, Huangpu Port, Xinsha Port, and Nansha Port. In 2014, the throughput of Guangzhou Port achieved 500 million tons, and its volume of containers exceeded 16,626 million TEU. The overall throughput and container volume of Guangzhou Port thus respectively ranked the 4th, 5th in China and the 5th, 8th in the world.
At present, Nansha Port District has basically formed an industrial layout of container, automobile, food and petrochemical, with 50 berths in total (28 ten thousand-ton berths, 22 fifty thousand-ton berth).
According to the Zhang Benhua, the deputy director of the Administration Committee of FTZ Nansha Area, Guangzhou Port Group currently has 93 routes in total (including 52 foreign trade routes, 7 European routes in different directions, 6 American routes, 16 Southeast Asian routes, 16 African routes, 6 Middle East routes and 1 Australian route). And conference on further cooperation with countries along the maritime Silk Road is already in their schedule.
Nansha, the newly approved Free Trade Zone in the heart of Pearl River Delta, is seeking more cooperation with Hong Kong and Macao on traffic infrastructure construction.