|Yiwu Speeds Up Global PV Industry|
At about 10:00 a.m. on September 23, a special intermodal cargo train loaded with 100 TEUs of photovoltaic panels departed the Yiwu rail port to embark on the Yiwu-Ningbo-Zhoushan Network Shipping (ONE) logistic network. This marked the upgrade of the special railway which further improves the transportation capacity of sea-rail intermodal transport centered around the sixth port area of Ningbo’s Zhoushan Port and the international logistics corridor of the Maritime New Silk Road.
The Yiwu PV industrial cluster has an annual production capacity of over 100GW, giving shape to a practically complete and independent industrial chain.
Yiwu International Inland Port Group is closely focused on serving the development of local industries, on the expansion of Yiwu’s railway port, and on shifting from a “market of goods” to a “market of goods + factory of goods.” At the same time, Yiwu worked together with Ningbo’s Zhoushan Port, the Yiwu West Railway Station, and Yiwu Customs to fully prepare for the peak of the shipping season, to improve the supply of trains, and to strengthen the transport capacity reserved for major customers such as PV plants.
At present, the Yiwu Railway Port has achieved regular operations of weekly trains for three shipping companies, including COSCO, DAFei and ONE. This has laid a solid foundation for building the “sixth port area” of Ningbo’s Zhoushan Port and for speeding up the exports of Yiwu Intelligent Manufacturing.
Up to now, intermodal sea-rail trains along the Yiwu-Ningbo-Zhoushan Port are 662 in total, with 57,400 TEUs shipped, achieving a year-on-year increase of 29.69%. Among these, 28,700 containers were loaded with PV products, registering a year-on-year increase of 176%. (By Mao Pengfei—Jinhua Daily, translated by Marco Lovisetto, edited by Daniel Haws)