More than 20,000 containers have been delivered by ships of Silk Road Maritime Co in the first 15 days after the new logistics platform begins operations. [Photo/chinanews.com]
A total of 36 trips have been run by ships of Silk Road Maritime Co in 15 days after the new logistics facilitation platform was launched in Xiamen, Fujian province on Dec 24, local media reported.
Founded by Xiamen Port Holding Group Co and managed by its subsidiary, Silk Road Maritime Co manages shipments of numerous courier and cargo service providers.
The platform now offers smoother transitions and related infrastructure and services to shipping companies.
In the first 15 days of its operation, the platform delivered more than 20,000 containers at Xiamen port.
To date, more than 60 shipping, logistics and port management companies have joined the platform, and a spokesman for Xiamen Port Holding Group Co said that they are confident in its development as many more shipping companies have shown interest in joining over the past 15 days.
The next step, according to the Xiamen group, is to increase shipping routes, and facilitate smoother sea-to-sea and sea-to-land shipping transitions through cooperation with ports, railways and shipping companies operating in both domestic and overseas markets.
A delegation from Sasebo, Japan visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Jan 15 to 18 to explore the operation of cultural institutions in the city.
A delegation from Malaysia headed by Yeoh Soon Hin, executive councillor of Penang State, visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Jan 5 to 8.