AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China) has confirmed recently that Zhanjiang is approved as the designated port for imported fruit entry. It will become an easy China-ASEAN fruit trade access for southwest area…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Apr 2016

Key Point

  • From 2014 to 2015, the fruit trade between China and ASEAN countries increased to 2% to US$700 million. Zhanjiang Port and its surrounding area (i.e. Guangdong Province) traded 200,000 MTs of fruit.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In July 2015, Zhanjiang Port announced it would strengthen its ties to Western Australia’s Dampier Port and Singapore.
  • From January to June 2015, Zhanjiang’s foreign trade declined US$2.45 billion when compared to the same period in 2014. Trade in oil and iron was the primary reason for the decline, while trade in agricultural products and machinery actually increased.
  • In March 2015, the mayor of Zhanjiang announced plans to expand Zhanjiang’s port handling capacity as part of Maritime Silk Road growth projects, including the construction of a 400,000 MT shipping channel/berth.
  • In January 2015, Zhanjiang announced plans to expand and develop its cold storage logistics facilities. As of early 2015, Zhanjiang had 47 large cold storage units and 500 refrigerated trucks.

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