Guangzhou's Nansha port, bigger, more connected than Pearl Delta rivals

Nansha container volumes reached 15.57 million TEU in 2018, an 11.6% year-on-year increase, making it the 5th biggest in the world, and is China biggest automobile port.
Cargo catchment area in western GBA is within 1- and 1.5-hour drive versus a 2 to 3- hour drive to Shenzhen ports, is also much less congested.

Nansha's on-dock railway, expected to start operation in 2020, will runs through Jiangmen, Zhongshan, Foshan and Guangzhou, helping cargo from inland cities to be delivered to Nansha Terminal directly.

Guangzhou government offers financial incentives to the Nansha port, related shipping lines, exporters and importers, forwarders and the nascent maritime cluster.

International shipping routes to and from Nansha grew from 41 to 103 in the past 5 years, while cross-border e-commerce surged from CNY30 million (US$4.4 million) to CNY7.2 billion.
(Turkey SeaNews)