China’s Lianyungang Guanyun port opens up

Lianyungang Guanyun port has received official approval from the Chinese central government to open and start operations, along with the port areas of Lianyungang Ganyu and Lianyungang Xuwei.

Guanyun Harbor Industry Zone, is located at Jiangsu Lianyugang and encouraged by China’s Belt and Road Initiative, it has been working closely with Lianyungang Port Group on the development of river-sea combined transportation.

Guanyun port has constructed two 30,000 tonne-class berths at terminal one and two 50,000 tonne-class berths at terminal two. Its 50,000 tonne-class shipping channel is able to handle one-way traffic of 50,000 dwt bulk carriers and two-way traffic of 20,000 dwt bulk carriers.

The port plans to build another one 50,000 tonne-class berth at terminal three and a logistics park covering the area of 100,000 sqm.

Guanyun port aims to achieve 15m tons throughput by the end of 2020.

Lianyungang, the starting point of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, is located at a cross-region of land and sea transportation. The port has completed 197.6m tons cargo throughput as the end of November 2018.  

Posted 04 January 2019

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Katherine Si

China Correspondent

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