Jining Sime Darby Guozhuang Port Co Ltd (City Port)
Jining Sime Darby Guozhuang Port Co Ltd (“City Port”) was incorporated in December 2008 as a joint venture company between Sime Darby Overseas (HK) Limited (70%) and Jining City Port Business Co Ltd (30%).
The City Port is situated in the heart of Jining, a prefecture-level city in the Southwestern region of the Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China. Jining is today the northernmost city reachable by navigation on the 1,776km Grand Canal of China, also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal – the longest man-made ancient canal or waterway in the world.
The Grand Canal is an important north-south river system to serve the transportation needs of the industries as well as the irrigation needs of the farmland. As a satellite inland river port for the greater Jining city region, City Port has a current design capacity of approx. 2.5 million MT per annum.
Principal activities of the joint venture company are to undertake the marketing and operation of port services focusing on general cargo, warehousing and containers. There are currently seven 1,000 tonne berths and two 300 tonne berths handling cargoes such as raw steel, paper pulp, grain, chemical products and general cargo.
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