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World’s most advanced cruise ship Quantum of the Seas calls at Xiamen port

The Quantum of the Seas is 348 meters long and 41.4 meters wide, setting a new record for the port of call at Xiamen International Cruise Terminal.     On June 22, the world’s most advanced cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, called at Xiamen International Cruise Terminal. It was the luxury ship’s first call in mainland China.    The Quantum of the Seas, a newly launched world-class cruise ship operated by Royal Carribean International, features newly designed staterooms, cutting-edge technology, and the finest dining ever offered

Xiamen Port teams up with Malaysia's Kelang Port

Port Xiamen in China and Port Kelang in Malaysia sign a letter of intent to establish sister-port relationship on May 25 in Xiamen. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]      The port of Xiamen in east China’s Fujian province and Kelang port in Malaysia signed a letter of intent on May 25 to signal cooperation between the two. Tan Sri Kong Cho Ha, chairman of the Kelang Port Authority, led a delegation to Xiamen Port to push forward deeper bilateral cooperation. Huang Qiang, deputy mayor of Xiamen, met with Kong and the rest of the Malaysian delegation.

Xiamen Port sets up sister port relationship with Malaysia's Port Klang

Xiamen Port      On May 25th, Xiamen Port, which ranked 17th worldwide in container throughput last year, signed a letter of intent on cooperation for the "Maritime Silk Road" with Port Klang, one of Malaysia's busiest sea ports that ranked 12th worldwide in container throughput in 2014.    The two ports are aiming to establish the sister port relationship to boost their development in the Haixi area and ASEAN countries in terms of trade, logistics and tourism.    Both of them are key ports in the development of the

50% of seafood imported to Xiamen is from Taiwan

   About 50% of the total imported aquatic products via Xiamen Port were from Taiwan, followed by Indonesia with 40% and other regions with 10%.    Currently, the Tongyi Wharf in the Dongdu Port area has become Fujian’s main wharf for imported aquatic products from Taiwan. The Dongdu Port is among the first batch of designated ports that received national approval to import chilled aquatic products.    According to statistics released, the average aquatic product consumption of Xiamen residents is 35kg per person a year, however,

World's largest container ship CSCL Pacific Ocean calls at Xiamen port

CSCL Pacific Ocean     The second 19,100TEU container ship of China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd was delivered in Ulsan, Korea on December 19th. The container ship, which is the world’s largest and most advanced, called at Songyu Wharf on January 1st 2015, which is the container ship’s debut in Xiamen and a new milestone for Xiamen port’s throughput capacity of container ships. The container ship is 400 meters in length and 58.6 meters in width. It is as tall as a 23-floor building and equal to 4 standard size football pitches. Compared with

244,000 mainland tourists visit Taiwan via Xiamen from Jan-Nov 2014

Mini Three Links routes are increasingly popular among tourists.     From January to November, the number of tourists from mainland China to Taiwan via Xiamen port reached 244,000, up 114.95% from the same period of last year, according to statistics released by the Xiamen Tourism Administration. Among the visitors, 159,444 went to Taiwan Island, a year-on-year increase of 103.31%; while the number of tourists who traveled to Kinmen and Penghu reached 85,055, increasing by 140.82% compared with last year. According to the statistics, a total of

Xiamen ranks 3rd in China in port city cruise industry competitiveness in 2014

Xiamen International Cruise Terminal in Dongdu, Huli District     According to a report on China's cruise industry development in 2014, Xiamen took third place in the competitiveness ranking of port cities in mainland China in regards to the cruise industry in 2014. The report said Xiamen stood out due to its excellent tourism service capacity and healthy economic support.    The ranking of China’s eight main port cities is as follows: Shanghai, Tianjin, Xiamen, Dalian, Shenzhen, Sanya, Qingdao and Ningbo.    The criteria for

Xiamen Port to engage 600 global talents, highest subsidy to be RMB500K

Xiamen Port has launched a “5523” plan to attract talents in the navigation construction area from all over the world, an officer of the Xiamen Port Authority said. According to the “5523” plan, a total of 600 talents, including 20 consultants, 30 experts, 50 top-notch talents, 200 high level compound talents, and 300 high level professional talents from all over the world are expected to be introduced to the Xiamen Southeast International Shipping Center by the end of 2020. A special subsidy will be launched to support the plan, with the highest subsidy to

3.24mln tons of stone imported via Xiamen Port so far this year

    According to the Xiamen Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, up to June 23rd, Xiamen Port has imported a total of 3.24 million tons of stone worth USD $607 million, up 2.5% and 2.11%, respectively, compared with the same period of the previous year. According to the analysis of the Xiamen Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, the domestic market’s high demand for Brazilian stone contributed to the growth of Xiamen’s stone imports. Besides, there are a good number of stone companies that have acquired mines abroad and exploited overseas markets so they can

Xiamen's stone imports surpass $600 million so far this year

    According to the Xiamen Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, up to June 23rd, Xiamen Port has imported a total of 3.24 million tons of stone worth USD $607 million, up 2.5% and 2.11%, respectively, compared with the same period of the previous year. According to the analysis of the Xiamen Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, the domestic market’s high demand for Brazilian stone contributed to the growth of Xiamen’s stone imports. Besides, there are a good number of stone companies that have acquired mines abroad and exploited overseas markets so they can

10 bottlenose dolphins arrive at Xiamen Gaoqi Int'l Airport

  A batch of 10 little bottlenose dolphins arrived at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport on the evening of 26th May. It is said to be the first time that Xiamen has imported large aquatic animals. After a 3-hour-long journey from Japan, the dolphins arrived at Xiamen airport at about 8:00pm in the evening. 4 of the dolphins were cleared by customs and were transported to Shishi, while the remaining 6 continued on by plane to Beijing. Despite the long journey, the 10 dolphins appeared to be in good condition. According to Gong Xiao, an experienced dolphin trainer, the

Xiamen Port among world's top 20 ports for container throughput

Xiamen Port’s annual container throughput reached 8.01 million TEU in 2013, up 11.2% over last year, surpassing the Port of Los Angeles (7.87 million TEU) and the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (7.63 million TEU).     According to a report released by the Shanghai Shipping Exchange, the only national-level shipping exchange in China, Xiamen Port took 17th place among the world’s top 20 ports in terms of container throughput in 2013, up 2 spots over last year. Xiamen Port’s annual container throughput reached 8.01 million TEU in 2013, up 11.2% over last

Xiamen Port's global ranking jumps to 17th in container throughput

Xiamen Port’s annual container throughput reached 8.01 million TEU in 2013, up 11.2% over last year, surpassing the Port of Los Angeles (7.87 million TEU) and the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (7.63 million TEU).     According to a report released by the Shanghai Shipping Exchange, the only national-level shipping exchange in China, Xiamen Port took 17th place among the world’s top 20 ports in terms of container throughput in 2013, up 2 spots over last year. Xiamen Port’s annual container throughput reached 8.01 million TEU in 2013, up 11.2% over last

Xiamen Port ranks world's 17th in container throughput

The Port of Xiamen is owned and operated by the Xiamen Port Authority, a department of the Xiamen Municipal Government. It comprises eight areas, five in Xiamen, including Dongdu Port, Haicang Port, Songyu Port, Liuwudian Port, Passenger Port, and three in Zhangzhou, including Houshi Port, Shima Port and Zhaoyin Port.    The port of Xiamen managed stable expansion in 2013 and ranked 17th and 22nd, respectively, on the rankings of global ports’ container throughput and global ports’ cargo throughput, according to the 2013 Global Port Development Report

Xiamen Port surpasses Los Angeles in container throughput in 2013

The Port of Xiamen is owned and operated by the Xiamen Port Authority, a department of the Xiamen Municipal Government. It comprises eight areas, five in Xiamen, including Dongdu Port, Haicang Port, Songyu Port, Liuwudian Port, Passenger Port, and three in Zhangzhou, including Houshi Port, Shima Port and Zhaoyin Port.    The port of Xiamen managed stable expansion in 2013 and ranked 17th and 22nd, respectively, on the rankings of global ports’ container throughput and global ports’ cargo throughput, according to the 2013 Global Port Development Report
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