SPG sets up new inland port in Anhui

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2022-05-05

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Shandong Port Group (SPG), the world's largest port conglomerate in terms of cargo capacity, set up its 28th inland port in Huaibei city in East China's Anhui province on April 27, which is expected to optimize the allocation of SPG's resources on a large scale, and help the group build a comprehensive logistics hub in the plains region in central China.

SPG signed a framework cooperation agreement with Anhui Provincial Port and Shipping Group in 2021. Both sides agreed to make the best of their location and resource advantages, and deepen cooperation in various areas such as smart port construction and modern logistics, in a bid to better serve the overall national strategy.

Since this year, SPG's logistics company has accelerated its pace in the construction of the "Shandong–Anhui Logistics Channel," aiming to help import and export enterprises in Anhui tap into the global market. Thanks to the joint efforts of SPG and local governments in Anhui, a sea-rail combined freight route that connects Huaibei and Qingdao Port was launched in April, ensuing that import and export enterprises in Huaibei can enjoy fast and efficient logistics services, and greatly reduce the transportation costs of local enterprises.

Huaibei is a key intersection that connects Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan and Anhui provinces and enjoys a superior geographical position, a convenient transport network, and is an important city with rich energy resources. The newly-built inland port in Huaibei will help SPG improve its port functions such as the connectivity of railways, customs supervision, gathering and distributing goods, enhancing logistics efficiency, lowering operation costs of enterprises in Huaibei, and boosting the economic development of the city.


SPG sets up its 28th inland port in Huaibei city in East China's Anhui province on April 27. [Photo/WeChat account: Shandong-Port]