SZ airport's international cargo turnover increases

Writer: Han Ximin  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-03-13

The turnover of cargos, parcels and mails at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport reached 103,800 tons in February, 17% more year on year, the airport announced.

Domestic air freight turnover reached 51,000 tons, up 20% year on year, while international air freight hit 53,000 tons, up 15.1% year on year.

In the first two months this year, the total air freight turnover reached 207,000 tons, with international freight up by 6.6% year on year and imports of fresh and frozen products via cold chain logistics rising 29%, data showed.

Cargos are loaded into a plane at the Shenzhen airport in this undated photo. Courtesy of the airport authority

On Feb. 24, the cargo route between Shenzhen and Liege, Belgium was put into operation, marking the airport’s third international cargo route this year. It is also the first regular cargo route Ethiopian Airlines operates at the Shenzhen airport. Every week, about 180 tons of freight are carried out in two flights, mostly Shenzhen-made products to Liege, Belgium’s largest logistics hub and one of Europe’s logistics centers.

By the end of February, the airport’s cargo transportation had connected Shenzhen with 57 cities, including 35 overseas.

In 2022, the airport’s cargo turnover joined the top three ranking in China and top 20 worldwide, with the volume of cross-border e-commerce up by 38.2% over 2021.

At SF Airlines’ cargo yard, employees were busy preparing for the freights to Malaysia. According to the company, SF Airlines has resumed routes from Shenzhen to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Osaka.

Between January and February, the company’s international freight turnover at the Shenzhen airport increased by 4% year on year.

In another development, a total of 2,025 new energy vehicles were exported overseas through Yantian Port in the first two months of this year. Statistics showed the sales of BYD automobiles in February reached 193,600 units, up by 112% year on year, with exports reaching 15,000, up by 44.1% year on year.