Hunan’s third weekly shipping service to Shanghai cuts time and money
|September 24, 2012||Posted by Ocean Shipping Communication China under Shipping News||
A 2,000-TON ship carrying 124 laden containers recently sailed from Shanghai to Yanguan terminal at Hunan’s river port city Changde, marking the launch of the third direct shipping route between Hunan and Shanghai
Hunan Ocean Shipping general manager Xiong Shaohua said before launch, shipments from Changde and northeastern region of Hunan had to transship via distant Chenglingji, saying the new service has reduced transit from 10 days to seven and costs by CNY500 (US$79.40) to CNY1,000.
At the same time, Changde has become the third port in the province that operates direct shipping service to Shanghai after Changsha’s Xianing port and Yueyang’s Chenglingji port.
The new service is operated by Hunan Ocean Shipping Company, a joint venture with Cosco and the Hunan provincial government, deploying four ships offering weekly sailings. Customs of Shanghai and Changde will cooperate to offer one-stop clearance service for shipments using the new service.
An official from Yanguan terminal said the facility has a container capacity of 20,000 TEU per year as well as a bulk capacity of 1.58 million tonnes.