China News Service, Haikou, February 29 (Reporter Fu Yuqun) A reporter learned at a press conference held by Hainan officials on the 28th that Hainan will improve and enhance transportation in the Qiongzhou Strait in six aspects to solve the problem of cross-sea congestion in the Qiongzhou Strait.

  Huang Peng, chief engineer of the Hainan Provincial Department of Transportation, said that Hainan is currently working with authoritative research institutions to conduct in-depth research on the comprehensive transportation system for the Hainan Free Trade Port and the island, and is initially considering improving and upgrading Qiongzhou Strait transportation from the following six aspects:

  The first is to speed up the filling of shortcomings in port and channel infrastructure.

In the short term, it is planned to accelerate the widening of the inbound and outbound channels of the new seaport and the upgrading and reconstruction project of the Xiuying Port passenger roll-off terminal; in the medium term, it plans to accelerate the construction of a 30,000-ton roll-off passenger berth in South Port and North Port of the Guangdong-Sea Railway, and increase the number of railway ferry flights from every The number of pairs per day increased from 16 to 24.

  The second is to speed up the renewal of shipping capacity and tap into the potential of shipping capacity.

It is planned to build four large ships in the near future, including two small car-specific ships and two truck-type ships, which are expected to be put into use by the end of 2026.

Further strengthen crew deployment to ensure that ships are not stopped during peak transportation periods; study the opening of additional flights to Xiuying Port to fully unleash the transportation potential of Xiuying Port and Haian New Port.

  The third is to open up new channels and enhance the resilience of strait transportation.

Recently, we have made every effort to promote the Zhanhai high-speed railway project to start construction this year.

In the medium and long term, we will actively study and demonstrate the feasibility of the ro-ro passenger route from Leizhou Wushi Port and Liusha Port in Zhanjiang to Lingao Jinjin Port.

  The fourth is to revise and improve the new energy vehicle transportation operation guidelines.

Study and optimize the stowage spacing to further increase the carrying capacity of new energy dedicated ship flights, increasing the maximum loading capacity of each ship from 18 to 20 vehicles; at the same time, new ships are required to significantly increase the carrying capacity of new energy vehicles.

  The fifth is to fully implement the reservation system for vehicles to cross the sea.

The "make a reservation to cross the sea and enter the port with a ticket" system is strictly implemented. Vehicles without a ticket are not allowed to enter the port to wait for ferry.

Find out and verify the maximum capacity of entering and exiting the island, study how to reduce peaks and fill valleys through pre-sales, and reasonably control ticket sales during peak periods.

We will crack down hard on the illegal behavior of ticket scalpers, especially new energy vehicle scalpers, and intensify the crackdown.

According to market demand, we will open special truck classes in a timely manner, study and improve the truck charging method, and consider changing the original weight-based charging to charging based on the length of the truck.

  Sixth, strengthen the management of feeder transportation.

Increase inter-provincial routes and inter-provincial chartered transport capacity during holiday peaks, increase the number of inter-provincial flights, and strengthen intermodal transport service guarantees for passengers entering and leaving the island.

  According to reports, since the Spring Festival this year, the passenger flow of vehicles in Hainan Province has surged and continues to operate at a high level.

As of February 26, a total of 967,700 vehicles entered and exited the port, an increase of 10.6% year-on-year; of which 502,800 vehicles departed, an increase of 16% year-on-year.

The port has received a total of 4.26 million passengers entering and leaving the island, a year-on-year increase of 24.3%; of which 2.276 million passengers have left the island, a year-on-year increase of 28.5%.