[Explanation] At Pier 0 of Fangcheng Port District, Beibu Bay Port, Guangxi, there stands a monument to "Start of Ho Chi Minh Trail on the Sea" written in Chinese and Vietnamese characters.

In March 1968, with the start of the construction of a 2,000-ton floating wharf in Fangcheng Port, the "Ho Chi Minh Trail on the Sea" began.

  As an important sea channel for China's aid to Vietnam in the early 1970s, a large number of materials were loaded and sailed from here to northern Vietnam. After more than half a century, the Beibu Gulf port began to "transform" gorgeously.

In the first half of 2007, Fangcheng Port was integrated with Qinzhou Port and Beihai Port, also known as Beibu Gulf Port, which created a precedent for the integration of port assets across administrative regions in China.

  At present, the Beibu Gulf Port has more than 260 productive berths, among which 95 are berths above 10,000 tons, and the maximum berthing capacity is 300,000 tons.

In 2020, when the global new crown epidemic is raging, Beibu Gulf Port has achieved growth against the trend, with a cargo throughput of 296 million tons throughout the year, of which 5.05 million TEUs have been handled by containers.

  In the Qinzhou port area of ​​the Beibu Gulf Port, the reporter saw rows of large gantry cranes moving up and down, and there was a constant flow of container vehicles on the ground, creating a busy scene.

  [Concurrent] He Xiaohong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Beibu Gulf Port Qinzhou Terminal Company

  Under the overall planning of the group company, the construction of four automated terminals was officially launched at the end of August last year, with a design capacity of 2.6 million TEUs per year. It is the country's first automated terminal for sea-rail combined transportation. After completion, it will meet the requirements of 200,000 tons of containers. Ship berthing capacity.

  [Explanation] In Hepu, Beihai, Guangxi, a scenic spot named the first port of Luhai Silk Road in Gujun is under construction.

More than two thousand years ago, this place was the port of departure for trade between the Han Dynasty and Southeast Asian and South Asian countries, and it was an important connection point between the Silk Road on the land and the Silk Road on the sea.

Today, less than 40 kilometers away from here, a modern port is undergoing rapid development.

  [Concurrent] Wang Fakun, Business Manager, Beihai Port Branch of Beibu Gulf Port Co., Ltd.

  Beihai Port Area of ​​Beibu Gulf Port actively expands cooperation and development with Southeast Asia and other countries in the world. Foreign trade imports include nickel ore and coal from the Philippines and Indonesia, soybeans from the United States, Brazil, and Argentina, and wood pulp from Brazil and Chile. Petroleum coke from Indonesia, soybean meal from Vietnam and Japan, and finished paper from Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe.

  [Explanation] In 2021, Beibu Gulf Port plans to achieve the goal of 6,000 trains on the new western land-sea corridor and 6 million TEUs of containers.

According to the official plan, during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, the Beibu Gulf Port plans to invest 60 billion yuan in infrastructure, 48 new berths will be added or renovated, and the port will have a new throughput capacity of 185 million tons, including 5.4 million TEU of containers.

By the end of the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, the goal of container throughput exceeding 10 million TEUs will be achieved.

  Zhai Liqiang Wang Weichen Huang Qiuyan Guangxi Comprehensive Report

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