China launches new shipping route to Myanmar

ASEAN+ March 08, 2016 01:10

By The Nation

GUANGXI - A new shipping route from Qinzhou Port in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, to Myanmar has been launched, according to Xinhua.



 
Quoting sources with Guangxi Beibu Gulf Int. Port Group as saying on Sunday, the news agency reported that the international shipping line connects Hong Kong with ports in southeast Asia such as Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, before reaching Myanmar.
The new route marks the opening of the first direct shipping route linking Myanmar and the Beibu Gulf which comprises three ports -- Qinzhou, Beihai and Fangchenggang.
It takes 12 days to ship goods from Beibu Gulf to Yangon, Myanmar, the route shortens the traditional shipping time by seven days.
There are more than 20 shipping routes departing from the Beibu Gulf each week for major Asean ports. Guangxi is now looking to extend its shipping routes to more Middle East and European countries.

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