Located in the northern part of China’s Jiangsu province on the Yellow Sea, Port Lianyungang is among the 10 largest ports in the country and 30 largest ports in the world. It has become a key Belt and Road transport hub linking the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. As the eastern terminus of the New Eurasian Land Bridge, one of the Belt and Road economic corridors, the port is connected to a network of railways traversing Central Asian and European countries and reaching Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Designated in 1984 as one of the 14 Chinese coastal cities opening to foreign investment, Lianyungang has since developed the infrastructure and capacity to allow high-volume overseas trade, efficient import-export logistics, and diversified industrialization. Its cargo turnover at the end of 2018 was 235 million tones, with an increase of 3.1% year-on-year. Container turnover in 2018 also increased to 4.7 million TEU.
Domestically, vessels from Lianyungang regularly take cargo to ports located in other provinces. The port offers multimodal transportation and other related services, such as loading and unloading of containers, storage, packing, quality control, and insurance services.
Further development of new transport routes and the adoption of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, unmanned automatic systems and other innovative mechanisms are underway to increase the competitiveness of Port Lianyungang.
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