A freight train loaded with containers departs from the Guoyuan Port National Logistics Hub. [Photo/WeChat account of Liangjiang New Area]
The Guoyuan Port National Logistics Hub in Liangjiang New Area, Chongqing, a municipality in Southwest China, saw a cargo throughput of 26.95 million metric tons in 2023, a year-on-year increase of 4.4 percent, and a container throughput of 990,000 TEUs.
Over this period, the logistics hub saw 904,000 arrivals and departures of commercial vehicles, with 1,302 voyages on the Shanghai-Chongqing shipping express, 702 trips on the New Western Land-Sea Corridor, and 354 trips on the China-Europe freight train. Meanwhile, both designated customs supervision sites for imported grain and fruit at the Guoyuan Port passed inspection by the General Administration of Customs.
In addition, the smart multimodal transport information service platform (Phase I) of the logistics hub was put into use in 2023. The platform integrates information on vessel arrivals and departures, dynamic railway information, and road transportation for multimodal logistics, enhancing efficiency through data integration and business coordination.
In December 2023, the bulk commodity trading platform of the Chongqing Lianglu Guoyuan Port Comprehensive Bonded Zone (CBZ) was successfully launched. The platform, featuring trading through listing, capacity pre-sale, and basis point pricing, will also provide services such as warehousing logistics and supply chain finance, thereby improving the efficiency of bulk commodity circulation in Chongqing.
Last year, the Guoyuan Port National Logistics Hub welcomed 71 new enterprises, bringing the total number to 205, with total imports and exports valued at more than 10 billion yuan ($1.39 billion), double the 2022 figure.