China News Service, Qingdao, March 5th, title: Qingdao Customs supports the construction of inland ports for land-sea linkage to serve the high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin

  Reporter Hu Yaojie

  In recent years, Qingdao Customs has taken supporting the development of inland ports as an important starting point for serving Shandong's first-class port construction and local economic development, and innovated to create a "land-sea linkage, sea-rail direct transport" inland port logistics supervision model, and promote ecological protection in the Yellow River Basin And high-quality development.

  The reporter learned from Qingdao Customs on the 5th that, as of now, Shandong Port Group has built a total of 18 inland ports, and an integrated development pattern of port stations covering Shandong and radiating the Yellow River Basin has been initially formed.

  "Export goods released by the customs enter the terminal operation process at an inland port, effectively avoiding the risk of ship throwing and emergency operation costs." said Zhou Xueliang, the person in charge of Zaozhuang Qinggang International Logistics Co., Ltd., saying that the inland port is an extension of the port terminal. Really moved the seaport of Shandong to the "doorway" of inland areas such as Zaozhuang, allowing inland enterprises to feel the real convenience.

Zaozhuang Customs supervises the dispatch of multimodal trains.

Photo by Gao Zhenmin

  Zaozhuang Inland Port is the first inland dry port to enjoy the logistics supervision mode of Qingdao Customs "land-sea linkage, sea-rail direct transportation".

  In January 2020, this model was officially launched at the Zaozhuang Inland Port. Exported goods enjoyed the convenience of coastal customs clearance, and the entire process of automatic supervision was completed in March of that year; in September of that year, the model was successfully extended to the Jinan Customs area. Zibo Inland Port; In October of that year, Zaozhuang and Weifang Inland Ports successfully completed the sea-to-rail direct import trial operation, which was then extended to the Binzhou Inland Port, which is under the jurisdiction of Jinan Customs.

In January this year, Qingdao Jimo International Dry Port was officially opened for operation, which kicked off the "first shot" of Qingdao Customs in 2021 to promote inland port sea-rail direct transport replication.

  In just one year, Qingdao Customs promoted the rapid development of inland port construction.

Through the data exchange between the inland port and the terminal operating system, the customs release and docking dock stowage operations, and the docking station storage of shipping companies, the difficulty of inland companies' export cargo collection port and the risk of ship rejection are avoided.

At the same time, the customs has extended the inland by granting the frontier functions of inland ports, port cargo collection, stowage and other frontier functions to realize "inland declaration, park inspection, territorial release, and port collection in advance."

According to estimates, taking the inland enterprises in Zaozhuang, Shandong Province as an example, each standard container of goods exported through the inland port can save about 400 yuan in cost.

  "After innovating the customs logistics supervision model, it perfectly solved the problem of the'last mile' of railway entering the sea, which not only improved the efficiency of customs clearance, but also greatly reduced logistics costs for enterprises." said Wang Jin, manager of Qingdao Port International Logistics Co., Ltd.

According to his prediction, the comprehensive domestic transportation cost of goods exported from Qingdao Port via railway will drop by more than 20%.

  Wang Lei, head of the inland port supervision business reform and director of the port supervision department of Qingdao Customs, introduced that the reform of inland port supervision business is committed to increasing the application of information technology under the premise of ensuring customs supervision, serving enterprises as the orientation, and accurately grasping Customs clearance pain points and difficulties for inland enterprises, tailor-made for them a new experience of a non-inductive customs transit supervision model with well-regulated, convenient customs clearance, and smart interconnection.

  It is understood that this year, Qingdao Customs will take the lead in the development of customs cooperation among the nine provinces and regions of the Yellow River Basin, build a new model of "intelligence and mutual assistance" in the Yellow River Basin inter-customs cooperation, give full play to the role of ports in the hinterland of the Yellow River Basin, and enhance the "inland ports" and The efficiency of the linkage between ports, the construction of a more convenient and unobstructed "two-way mutual aid between the east and the west, and the linkage between the interior and the outside of the land and the sea", add more customs wisdom to the construction of Shandong's first-class port, and inject more into the national strategy of ecological protection and high-quality development in the Yellow River Basin Multi-customs power.