Yantai Port opens new ro-ro shipping route to Middle East

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2022-05-18

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The cargo ship Hamburg Highway, operated by Japan's KLINE, left Yantai Port, a subsidiary of Shandong Port Group, and headed to the Middle East on May 16, making the official launch of the Yantai - Middle East foreign trade ro-ro (roll-on roll-off) shipping route.

Currently, Japan's KLINE has opened four ro-ro shipping routes at Yantai Port, while the other three routes are from Yantai to Mexico, the west region of North America, and South America, all of which are expected to help Yantai Port expand the international route network.

Yantai Port, an important part of the Belt and Road Initiative, has witnessed a huge increase in the commercial vehicle business since this year, and made great breakthroughs in the construction of a multimodal transport channel. A number of river-sea shipping routes have been developed by the port, aiming to build a new channel for water transportation around the Bohai Sea.

Efforts have also been made to improve transport efficiency, reduce logistics costs and benefit more enterprises in order to boost the high-quality development of Yantai Port.

Official data indicates that in the first four months of the year, Yantai Port has exported more than 40 kinds of vehicles, which include passenger cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, and machinery engineering vehicles.


The cargo ship Hamburg Highway is with 1,137 export vehicles while docking at the port of Yantai in East China's Shandong province. [Photo/WeChat account: sdjtys]