Qinzhou bonded port in south China becomes major durian import channel
A worker arranges durians at a durian processing factory in the Chanthaburi province, Thailand, May 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Teng)
A ship fully loaded with 342 tonnes of durians entered China on Tuesday through the Qinzhou bonded port, a major link between south China and Southeast Asia located in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China News Service (CNS) reported.
It is noted that since the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) entered into force, the port has seized policy dividends and opportunities, and has become the largest durian sea import channel in Guangxi.
At present, the fruit freight train service from Thailand to the port runs 5 times a week. As of the end of June this year, the port has imported more than 5,742 tonnes of durians from Thailand, Malaysia and other ASEAN countries and sold the commodities to domestic markets including northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Zhejiang Province
As local authorities rolled out measures to enhance customs declaration efficiency, increasing number of fruits have been transported through sea shipment to enter Chinese market, said Fang Yuren, head of a logistics park in Qinzhou bonded port.