7th August 2019
THE deep-water port of Nansha in Guangzhou has doubled the number of direct connections with North Europe and West Africa, following the arrival of the Elly Maersk on July 28.
The vessel is deployed on the 2M alliance's upgraded AE7/CONDOR service that operates this Asia-Europe trade route with 12 box ships of 14,000 - 18,000 TEU and calls at Nansha port every Sunday on the following rotation of: Ningbo, Shanghai, Nansha, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, port Tangier, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, London, Le Havre, port Tangier, Salalah, Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali, returning to Ningbo.
The Port of Nansha now has four direct sailings connecting Europe (two x North Europe, two x Mediterranean). It plays an ever-increasing role in the Greater Bay Area, covering the Pearl River Delta, reported Maritime Logistics Professional.
As a fast growing, deep water port in South China with direct rail connections as of October 2020 and the advantages of a 65-square-kilometre free trade zone and lower logistics cost compared to Shenzhen, the Port of Nansha can accommodate mega ships and is an emerging gateway hub in South China.