Key infrastructure project is underway with construction of state-of-the-art cold logistics facility comprising of six-eight floor warehouses, adding storage capacity of 460,000 tons. Once completed this will be the largest facility in South China. Recent arrivals of refrigerated fruit shipments highlight the excellent performance in speed to market and potential for increased fruit volumes and other refrigerated food commodities moving direct via Nansha.

Increased storage capacity by end of 2020

Six eight-story cold storage facilities are currently under construction at the Nansha International Logistics Center. Their completion will increase the storage capacity by 460,000 tons and make this the largest cold and fresh produce port in South China. Phase 1 is three 8-floor warehouses, now under construction, with 230,000 tons capacity. This is set to be completed by the end of this year and be available for use March 2021.

  • The Cold and Fresh Port is located at the center of Pearl River Delta.
  • Most of the major cities including Foshan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Dongguan, Shenzhen, Zhuhai all situate within its 100km radius.
  • Supported by Port of Nansha’s well-established traffic network, commodities can be directly and efficiently transported from Nansha warehouses to the distribution centers and supermarkets in these cities, saving lots of time and cost for customers.
  • On-dock railway connects the cold chain warehouses with the distribution centers in inland cities like Changsha, Wuhan, Chongqing, Kunming.

Chilean Cherries: From Port of Nansha to Market in Only 2.5 Hours

In December 2019 the Port of Nansha saw the arrival of the container ship Lloyd Don Giovanni, the very first cherry express service from Evergreen. The unloading, customs clearance, release and transportation to Jiangnan Fruit Wholesale Market were completed within only 2.5 hours, bringing the freshest Chilean cherries to eager Chinese consumers. This sets the record for the fastest and most cost-effective cherry express service in South China.

To expedite customs clearance and maintain the highest levels of freshness and firmness, Nansha customs applied a special customs clearance mode designed for very delicate fruits such as cherries and permitted advance declaration of the
shipment. The shipment comprised 23 containers of cherries in total were shipped to Jiangnan Fruit Wholesale Market, five vehicles of cherries were transferred from the Haixin Cold Storage Inspection Center to Shanghai, and one vehicle of cherries was transferred to Jiaxing market in Zhejiang province.

Nansha Harbor Area is the nearest wharf to Jiangnan Fruit Wholesale Market. Through the “Nansha Express”, produce arriving at Nansha Harbor Area can reach the Jiangnan Fruit Wholesale Market on the same day as their arrival via Hong Kong.

The Chilean cherry express line’s completion, from ship unloading to arrival at the market, in only 2.5 hours reflects the ultrafast and incomparable “Nansha Speed”, which is the result of the collaborative efforts of Nansha customs, port and wharf operators, Evergreen Marine, import traders, customs declaration agents, Longxue Fleet, the Haixin Cold Storage Inspection Center and others.