Maurice Ward Prague,
Xiamen under own control

April 12, 2022
A historic port city on Fujian's subtropical coast, Xiamen is one of the most intriguing and interesting cities in southwestern China. Located on a few islands, this port city is connected to the mainland with a few bridges and a tunnel, but due to the age-old trade contacts with other countries, it is above all a Chinese city with a diverse and international cultural past.

The port of Xiamen

Port of Xiamen ranks 15th largest container port in the world and handled about 10 million TEU of cargo in 2018. Located on Xiamen Island, bordering the mainland coast, and against the Jiulong Jiang River in southern Fujian, China, Port Xiamen, is one of the mainline ports in the Asia-Pacific region. Xiamen port is in 6th place in China in terms of capacity to handle sixth-generation container ships.

All of the top 20 shipping companies in the world have established their major shipping routes and operations in Xiamen. In 2019, Xiamen Port served a total of 68 shipping routes and there were more than 50 countries shipping from Xiamen to almost all major ports in the world, representing an average of 469 ship visits per month. Xiamen Port is owned by Xiamen Port Authority, and it is also operated by them. Moreover, Xiamen Port Authority is a division of Xiamen Municipal Government.

In 2019, the Port of Xiamen provided 74 berths, including ships of 100,000 or more tons, 23 berths, which can load 10,000 or more tons and 9 container terminals were available. Also, Xiamen was one of the first mainland China ports that allowed cargo to be shipped directly to Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s largest port.

Maurice Ward Prague in Xiamen

In the Czech Republic, the Maurice Ward Group is operating 8 own console boxes: 7 ocean boxes and 1 rail box. The directions of ocean console boxes are Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Qingdao and the newly opened origin – Xiamen, and the rail box is consolidated in Xian.

All ports cover many more places, so the goods can be moved also from Guangzhou, Foshan, Tianjin, Beijing and more. The “oldest” console box from Shanghai is moving more than one container per week.

Furthermore, Prague also created a system for the sole purpose of the needs of this project. Customers are daily informed about what is going on and based on this, Prague can compete with big players in the market.

Interested to connect with our team in Prague? Please send an email to lcl@mauriceward.com or rail@mauriceward.com.

In case you would have specific questions or you would like to talk about current business, Prague could support with, use this contact monika.belecka@mauriceward.com.

Did you know?

The first ever ‘cargo only’ flight was recorded in November 1910 in the USA, using a Wright Model B aeroplane that flew 65 miles carrying a package of silk. The business owner used the pioneering transport more as a PR stunt to celebrate the opening of his store, with the bundle of silk cut into individual pieces and glued onto souvenir postcards.

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