China Hebei Tangshan Port opens its first Southeast Asian container shipping service

“Whoo–” With a loud whistle, the “HS HONG KONG” vessel set sail from the Tangshan Port Jing Tang Port area at 11:30 on April 7th, heading to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Port and Thailand’s Laem Chabang Port via Guangzhou’s Nansha Port, marking the official operation of Hebei Port Group’s first Southeast Asian container shipping service.

 

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The picture shows the scene of Hebei Port Group’s first Southeast Asian container shipping service

 

The route is independently opened and operated by Hebei Port Group’s Tangshan Port He De Shipping Co., Ltd. The transported goods include starch, PVC, glass bottles, sodium humate, yuanning powder, equipment, steel products, furniture, and more. It is another new route the Hebei Port Group opened to ports of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries after the routes to Japan and South Korea. So far, Hebei Port Group has opened 7 foreign trade ocean routes, covering 12 basic ports in Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand. In addition, through the Tangshan-Shanghai Port domestic and foreign trade same vessel route, other ports in Southeast Asia, such as Singapore and Indonesia can be reached, further expanding the foreign trade route service network of Hebei Port Group and enhancing the port’s external opening service function.

 

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The picture shows the scene of Hebei Port Group’s first Southeast Asian container Shipping service

 

The route’s opening is important for Hebei Port Group to implement the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and promote high-level opening-up. It is also the latest achievement of actively integrating into the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and serving the development of Hebei’s outward-oriented economy. The aim is to take the initiative to seize the increasingly warming shipping and trade opportunities between China and ASEAN, further enhance the port’s radiating driving capacity, assist Hebei in strengthening its maritime development, and promote high-quality economic and trade cooperation between the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and ASEAN. The stable shipping schedule of the new route will effectively help foreign trade enterprises in the hinterland to shorten the stocking, container loading, and expedite customs declaration effiency , and reduce total logistics costs. At the same time, with the policy advantages of Tangshan Port’s port qualification, Free Trade Zone, Cross-border E-commerce Comprehensive Pilot Zone, Comprehensive Bonded Zone, and B-type Bonded Logistics Center, it will better meet the trade logistics needs of enterprises in docking with RCEP member countries and further enhance the convenience of import and export of goods.

 

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The picture shows the scene of Hebei Port Group’s first Southeast Asian container shipping service

 

Since the establishment of Hebei Port Group, it has firmly seized the opportunity of the continuous release of RCEP policy dividends, quickly coordinated and fully mobilized the province’s port container resources, actively explored foreign trade markets, developed RCEP regional shipping routes, improved the sea-rail intermodal transport network, accelerated the construction of new sea trade channels, and served regional economic development. In the future, Hebei Port Group will continue to regard the development of container business as an important breakthrough point to accelerate port transformation and upgrading, continuously optimize the layout of container shipping routes, improve port service functions, continuously improve the comprehensive service level of the port, provide more and better shipping solutions for international logistics demand within the RCEP region, further smooth the import and export channels between Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, actively integrate into the new development pattern of domestic and international dual circulation, and create a new engine for the development of the coastal economy of Hebei

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