[24 September 2009 – Shenzhen] Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) is pleased to announce the launch of its first direct feeder service for Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited. The new service will run directly from YICT to the factory of Nine Dragons Paper in Xibeisha, Dongguan.
The Yantian-Xibeisha Feeder Service will enable Nine Dragons Paper to directly receive import containers at its factory by barge, which is a more cost-effective and less carbon intensive mode of container transport. YICT has allotted a container storage area within the terminal for this feeder service and made special arrangements with China Customs and the Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau to allow for on-site cargo inspection and disinfection. Additionally, YICT has provided the inspection facilities and manpower needed to ensure the quick transfer of cargo onto barges.
To complement the new feeder service, YICT has opened a five-hectare inland container depot in Shunde, Foshan City. The new depot offers a convenient area for storage of the containers unloaded by Nine Dragons Paper.
After the containers are returned to the neighbouring depot, cargo owners in Shunde can then load and ship them to Yantian Port for export. This new solution will help increase the empty container turnaround rate and ultimately reduce storage costs for shipping lines. It will also help barge companies slash costs incurred by empty container returns.
Mao Jiayin, Export Department Manager of Nine Dragons Paper, supports this view: “The new Yantian-Xibeisha Feeder Service is a new breakthrough in logistics services in South China. The new solution will substantially improve logistics efficiency and provide a safer, more cost-effective and less polluting logistics alternative for cargo owners.”
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