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China’s State Council
has announced the launch of a cargo relay pilot at the Yangshan port in
Shanghai, a step toward opening up the maritime industry in China.
announcement last Thursday said cargo relay will be allowed on a trial
basis through December 31, 2024. During the period, foreign, Hong Kong
and Macau flagged vessels will be allowed to carry out international
cargo relay at Yangshan for containers originating from Dalian, Tianjin
Cargo relay refers to the practice of a company
carrying cargo from one port in a country to an overseas destination on
its own vessels, and then transferring the cargo from one vessel to
another vessel owned by the same company in another port within that
In China, cargo relay has historically been
considered domestic transport – cabotage – and therefore strictly
prohibited for foreign carriers.
implementation guidelines have still not been issued, indications are
that it will provide greater flexibility for carriers to optimize their
networks, thereby reducing transit times and fuel consumption, enabling a
better utilization of assets and allowing carriers to offer better
service to customers in China.
In 2020, Shanghai port saw its
container throughput ranking top globally for the 11th straight year and
Yangshan port, a highly automated container terminal, was busy with
annual throughput exceeding 20 million 20-foot equivalent units for the
first-time last year.
There used to be a lot of containers in
Qingdao that were going to Busan port in South Korea for transit
shipment. Now with the new pilot policy, Yangshan Port is open for
foreign vessels as an international transit port to conduct cargo relay
business. This allows some shipping companies to optimize their route
design and conduct cargo transit in Shanghai, which will boost Yangshan
Port's capacity to allocate shipping resources and further promote the
development of the import/export trading business in Shanghai.
For further information about China's imports & exports or foreign trade agent services, please contact us.
Ms. Linda Li
0086（0）21 3538 3306
As food importer & food distributor based in Frankfurt and Shanghai, Sinoloben Europa Trading GmbH helps client export to China and
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