On January 6, Shenzhen Yantian International Container Terminal Co., Ltd. (Yantian Port) welcomed the first Evergreen ship " Ever Lawful" for direct, express transport of Chilean cherries, which is now the first Chilean cherries direct service. With the arrival of new products such as Thai longan and Chilean cherries, the Yantian Port area has become a "fruit basket" for citizens of Shenzhen and the Greater Bay Area.
In order to meet the citizens' demand for imported fruits, in addition to the international express boats, the Yantian Port has also opened a barge service directly from Hong Kong to the Yantian Port, transferring nearly 100 Chilean imported cherries containers from Hong Kong to the Yantian Port, serving the general public. Through the existing 15 barge lines, Yantian International also links terminals in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta, East and West Guangdong to connect with super-large ships, providing convenience for the rapid distribution of goods in the Pearl River Delta and surrounding areas.
According to the report, in 2021, under the prevention and control of pandemic orders and in coordination with production and operation, the volume of imported fruit boxes at Yantian Port has increased by nearly 30% year-on-year, and nearly 15 new varieties of imported fruit were added. The fresh and sweet quality of mangosteen, grapes, durian and longan imported through the Yantian Port area is favored by consumers. While providing efficient services, Yantian International is also committed to building the Yantian Port into a cold chain logistics service complex with the shortest customs clearance time, the lowest logistics cost, the highest safety and the most comprehensive functions.
In addition, Yantian International vigorously develops the import and export cold chain business, and the annual import of cold chain commodities exceeds 100,000 TEUs. With its international routes and service advantages, Yantian International has become the third-largest port for frozen meat imports in the country, and it is the preferred port for cold chain imports in South China, accounting for more than 90% of Shenzhen's frozen meat imports.