On 29 October, the first feeder service that connects Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) and Zhuhai International Container Terminals (Jiuzhou), (ZICT(J)) was officially launched. The new service, an additional express feeder service for this region, links up the largest export gateway in South China and the busiest river port on the west bank of the Pearl River.
YICT and ZICT(J), both members of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, are two very important terminals in the Group's port network in the Pearl River Delta region. With the new Jiuzhou-Yantian Feeder Service, cargo from the western PRD can be transported to YICT by barge for export, further strengthening the Group's service network in the region.
With the shifting of the manufacturing base to the western PRD, there is a growing demand for barge transportation to international container terminals for export. YICT has also taken the initiative in expanding its feeder network and reaching cities include Zhongshan, Xiaolan, Shenwan, Shunde, Jiangmen and Jiuzhou.
ZICT(J) has the most number of barge services in Zhuhai, taking up over 60 percent of the market share. It has been playing an important role in connecting Zhuhai with overseas markets.
Peter Yum, Senior Strategic Marketing Manager of YICT, said, "We provide customers with regular feeder services, which are very convenient for large batches of export cargo. Consigners also benefit from batch customs declaration and clearance. The Jiuzhou-Yantian Feeder Service is catered to serve manufacturers along the west bank of the Pearl River, providing them with a convenient, cost-effective and eco-friendly way of cargo transportation."