Recently, the container ship Easline Kwangyang loaded with 313TEU foreign trade goods from Yantai to Busan (ROK) broke two records of monthly and weekly production of foreign trade containers in Yantai Port, Shandong, marking that the "cross-border" Chinese-ROK container business launched by Yantai Port and its management authority has been further promoted and accelerated. From January to October 2021, the foreign trade container throughput of Yantai Port has climbed by 14.9% year-on-year, with the Chinese-ROK container business seeing a year-on-year increase of 25.9%.
Since Q4 2021, Yantai Port has implemented the new concept and integrated itself into the new pattern of development based on the new development stage. It grasped excellent development opportunities for new business forms of foreign trade, such as Yantai cross-border e-commerce and market purchase, when the import and export volume from January to September passed RMB 25 billion. The R&D of adirect out-field packing and pick-up system and the pioneering promotion of "shipside pick-up" and "arrival packing"operation mode have achieved greatly enhanced clearance efficiency and improved client satisfaction.The respective export container capacity of Xin Xiang Xue Lan and Ocean Blue Whale has reached, in succession, the new high in October, which ensures the excellent port services for Yantai Area of China (Shandong) Pilot Free Trade Zone to build fast pass of its opening-up layout.
To meet the new demand raised by Shandong Port to embrace the new development stage, Yantai Port has set development goals of "making use of advantages and avoid shortcomings, highlighting characteristics and achieving breakthroughs at key phase". It willbuild the China-ROK passenger-container ship route, which is operated six times a week, into the most intensive route of its kind; develop the regular Chinese-ROK container lines, which is run 13 times a week, into a link of "cross-border delivery" for petty commodities and e-commerce businesses between China and ROK. By doing so, it expects to contributeto Shandong Port's expectation of building its seaports into the world-leading ones.