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Pinghu South inland port container volumes surge

Writer: Xia Yuanjie  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-09-19

The Pinghu South inland port of Yantian International Container Terminals posted a container throughput of nearly 30,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in the first eight months of this year, up by 150% year on year, according to the terminals.

The Pinghu-Yantian Railway handled over 1,000 TEUs for two consecutive days on Aug. 27 and 28, and 120 vehicles were loaded in Pinghu South on Aug. 27, hitting a record high.

Pinghu South is a transport hub connecting the Pinghu-Yantian Railway to the national railway network and is adjacent to major manufacturing bases in Shenzhen and Dongguan in Guangdong Province. It is one of Yantian International Container Terminal’s nine inland ports.

The Pinghu South inland port has played a role in guaranteeing cargo transport when the Yantian Port area suspended container pick-up and drop-off due to typhoon Ma-on last month.

At the time, the inland port continued handling containers unaffected by weather conditions. It helped FCL (full container load) containers be shipped by train on time to the Yantian terminals after operations resumed at Yantian.

Additionally, the inland port’s logistics park opened a green channel to give priority to sea-railway combined transport, greatly improving freight flow efficiency.

Between Aug. 21 and Sept. 3, the Pinghu-Yantian sea-railway network handled 11,800 TEUs in total, up 58% from the past two weeks.

To further enhance container handling capacity, Pinghu South’s logistic park recently repaired subsidence, optimized space use of container handling yards and renovated interlocking concrete pavement for the ports.