International freight forwarding companies, mainly serve major imported fruit traders, assisting them in completing customs clearance of goods at ports and airports and subsequent logistics and transportation. Because of these work characteristics, freight forwarding companies can often see trends and changes in imported products and transportation from the data.
Recently, FreshPlaza spoke with Mr. Zeng Jie and Mr. Liang Jian (Marco) of the Shenzhen Jianchengye International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd.
Guangzhou Nansha Port
"Our company's import data shows that Chilean cherries, Thai durians and young coconuts, and Philippine bananas are the most imported fruit products. In recent years, new fruit varieties have been allowed to be imported into China. Compared with Western countries, products from Southeast Asian countries, such as Vietnamese durian, Cambodian banana, Malaysian durian, and the soon-to-be-entered Philippine durian, have received good market attention, and the import volume has continued to increase.
"In contrast, fruit imports from the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain and other regions have dropped significantly. In terms of transportation, the fruits of Southeast Asian countries have always been mainly transported by land. Recently, several main railway lines connecting China and Southeast Asian countries have been opened or pushed forward gradually. This will serve as a good supplement to land transportation, and it is believed that railway transportation will have greater development in the future."
The Chinese New Year is the peak season for fruit sales. According to the data, Chilean cherries are currently the most imported fruit. "Compared with previous years, Chilean cherries imported this year have made great progress in terms of import volume, customs clearance speed, market price and sales speed. Thanks to the relaxation of the national pandemic prevention policy, the shipping liner arrived in China relatively accurately, and through the efficient operation of the port terminal, as well as the joint efforts of the freight forwarder and the logistics company, there are fewer obstacles this year, such as port congestion and blocked sales. The market price fluctuation is relatively small compared with last year, and the shipment volume is large and stable. "
Guangzhou Nansha Port
Talking about new information on ports, the two gentlemen specifically mentioned Guangzhou Nansha Port and Hainan Free Trade Zone.
"Guangzhou Nansha Port Area has operated the Chilean Cherry Express Line for the fourth consecutive year. The throughput of cherries at the port has grown rapidly this year, from 2,200 containers imported last year to 5,700 containers this year, an increase of about 2.5 times year-on-year. We will continue to deepen our business in the Nansha port area. In addition, in terms of the newly-built fresh product port, the newly established free trade zone in Hainan Province has attracted some customers. It is still in the early stage of exploration, and our company is also continuing to pay attention."
Jianchengye International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd. has been focusing on imported fruit for more than ten years. It has a rich operating experience in major imported fruit varieties such as cherries, blueberries, durians, young coconuts, bananas, pineapples, and dragon fruits. The ports and airports where the company provides services include Hong Kong (sea and air), Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Foshan, Dongguan, Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen, Ningbo, and Qinzhou.