Zhanjiang will expand its cold-chain logistics industry in a bid to boost agricultural development. Wang Zhongbin, mayor of Zhanjiang city, conducted field research in the Xiashan Aquatic Product Wholesale Market, a renowned local aquatic product market, and Guangdong Yinxin Logistics Company to learn about cold-chain logistics development in Zhanjiang on January 7…Full Article: Ministry of Agriculture Jan 2015

Key Points

  • As of early 2015, Zhanjiang had 47 large cold storage units and 500 refrigerated trucks.
  • In 2014, Zhanjiang exported 122,800 MTs of aquaculture (e.g. seafood) products.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In 2013, China produced 26.4 million MTs of freshwater fish and 11.1 million MTs of saltwater fish. Guangdong accounted for 3.3 million MTs or 13% (second highest) of China’s freshwater fish and 1.5 million MTs or 14% of its saltwater fish (fourth highest). In comparison to Guangdong, Zhejiang was a much smaller producer of freshwater fish (704,274 MTs), but was China’s largest producer of saltwater fish at 2.5 million MTs or 22% of its total output.
  • In 2013, China produced 3.6 million MTs of saltwater shrimps, prawns, and crabs, as well as 2.7 million MTs of freshwater shrimps, prawns, and crabs. Zhejiang (980,348 MTs) and Guangdong (663,193 MTs) were the first and second largest producers of saltwater shrimps, prawns, and crabs.  Jiangsu was the largest producer of freshwater saltwater shrimps, prawns, and crabs.

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