September 26, 2021
Yantian Joins CILF 2021
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On 25 September 2021, the 16th China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) was successfully concluded. Compared with previous ones, this year's fair has reached a record high in terms of both the event scale and number of exhibitors. As a key gateway for import and export in South China, YANTIAN participates in CILF every year. This year, YANTIAN showcased its vision of “Developing a New International Hub Port Landscape”, and shared with customers the latest developments as well as innovative logistics solutions in the industry.


Lawrence Shum, Managing Director of YANTIAN, attended the fair and delivered a speech at the customer communication session. He said, "Thanks to the cooperation and efforts of all parties, YANTIAN has grown against the trend under the COVID-19. The throughput in August doubled from June to 1.25 million TEU, which resumed to the level before the pandemic, and is expected to continue to grow. In August this year, the world's largest container vessel “Ever Ace” made its maiden call to YANTIAN, and our port is her only port of call in South China. We also broke the record for single vessel operation in two days in a row, setting new records for single vessel productivity in South China and the country! Recently, in order to meet the demand of shipping lines and cargo owners for peak time shipment before the National Day holidays and to truly “concern what customers concern”, YANTIAN relaxed the time for the in-gate of export laden containers to ETB-10 days, regardless of the heavy pressure posed by huge volume of cargo. As an important port in Shenzhen, YANTIAN will continue taking advantage of its natural deep-water berths and favourable geographical location to seize opportunities brought by the Greater Bay Area and the dual-circulation development paradigm, creating a new international hub port landscape and contributing to the stability and smooth flow of the foreign trade industry chain and the global supply chain."


On the afternoon of 24 September, YANTIAN held a special forum of "Cross-border Big Shot Show" at its booth. Hao Jianqiang, Executive President of Shenzhen Electronic Commerce Association, Mark, founder and CEO of Eagle & Bear Alliance, Xie Zhuoheng, Secretary General of Shenzhen Cross-border E-commerce Association, Fan Gang, Vice President of Linktrans Group, Wang Yongqiang, founder of, Zhong Zhechao, founder and CEO of One Shipping, and Tang Qianjia, Head of E-commerce Department of ZIM Integrated Shipping, were invited as guests. The forum attracted hundreds of industry professionals.

The guests discussed and shared their ideas on the latest supply chain dynamics, pain points, solutions and future development trends of the logistics industry under the pandemic, and called on enterprises in various sectors, including terminals, shipping lines, logistics enterprises, associations and media to work together to improve efficiency and safeguard the smooth operation of cross-border e-commerce. A significant number of practical experience was shared in the forum, and participants said that they really benefited a lot in such a meaningful event.

After the forum, Neville Lam, General Manager - Commercial of Hutchison Ports Yantian, said in the interview, "As an important showcase of the Reform and Opening-up of China, Shenzhen has always been in the premier league in the cross-border e-commerce sector in China. YANTIAN has maintained close ties with our customers in cross-border e-commerce sector, and we are committed to constantly improving our services to create a sound ecology for the growth of cross-border e-commerce to better serve our customers of the sector."

Mark, founder and CEO of Eagle & Bear Alliance, said in the interview that YANTIAN has seized the opportunity of cross-border e-commerce development and occupied an important share in this respect, helping cross-border e-commerce merchants export in an efficient and flexible manner. Fan Gang, Vice President of Linktrans Group, suggested that cross-border e-commerce would require a more complete ecological chain in the future, and he hoped to work together with YANTIAN to contribute to the development of such ecological chain.


As the preferred port-of-call for mega vessels in South China, YANTIAN is an important gateway for the import and export trade of China, serving about one-third of the total import and export container traffic generated in Guangdong Province. YANTIAN has partnership with about 40 of the world’s largest shipping lines, providing approximately 100 weekly services to the major ports around the globe. Among the weekly services, there are 64 U.S. and European   services. With direct routes to destinations worldwide as well as 14 express services, it can meet the demand of speedy shipping of cross-border e-commerce goods. The services of fast vessels and dedicated routes also make YANTIAN a terminal-of-choice for cross-border e-commerce in South China.