Global trade and container shipping industry are facing double changes

  • Date: Apr 28, 2019
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Xinhua Finance Tianjin, April 25 (Reporter Wang Ning) The reporter learned from the 3rd Global Trade and Container Transport Conference held in Tianjin on the 23rd that the global trade and container transportation industry is facing double changes from the outside and inside, containers Transportation companies need to adapt to trends and meet challenges in a timely manner.

The participants in the industry believe that on the one hand, the turbulent political and economic situation in the world has triggered an unpredictable international trade pattern. China is also shifting from export-oriented to import-export mode, and the container shipping industry will also change. On the other hand, A new era dominated by new technologies and new formats is prompting a change in the way trade is conducted.

According to customs statistics, the total value of China’s foreign trade imports and exports in the first quarter of this year was 7.01 trillion yuan, an increase of 3.7% over the same period last year. Among them, exports were 3.77 trillion yuan, an increase of 6.7%. Zhang Zhang, president of the Shanghai Shipping Exchange, pointed out that China’s international trade export situation in the first quarter was generally good, and container transportation was indispensable.

Zhang Shouguo, executive vice president of China Shipowners Association, believes that the current situation of trade forms and container transportation is undergoing tremendous changes, both in hardware facilities and in soft environments. Cloud computing, big data, Internet, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, etc. The emergence of technology is an opportunity and challenge that the industry needs to face.

Tianjin Dongjiang Bonded Port Area is the core functional area of ​​the Northern International (000065) shipping center, witnessing the development and changes of China’s shipping industry. In 2018, the Dongjiang Bonded Port Area realized an import and export of US$19.921 billion, making it one of the major import goods bonded bases in the Bohai Rim region.

Shen Lei, party secretary and director of Tianjin Dongjiang Bonded Port Area Management Committee, said that in the past two years, the global shipping market has entered a period of deep adjustment. At the same time, some emerging trade formats such as cross-border e-commerce, bonded cars and international cruise distribution have emerged. While maintaining its industrial advantages, Dongjiang relies on the opportunity of deepening reforms in the Pilot Free Trade Zone to continuously improve the port economy and support the development of international trade and shipping logistics enterprises.

Insiders pointed out that the adverse effects of the international economic environment cannot be ignored. Zhang Guoqing, the former correspondent of the Ministry of Commerce in Shanghai, said that at present, the world trade situation is characterized by insufficient development momentum, profound adjustments in international economic and trade rules have become a trend, global trade wars are frequent, and major economies are growing at a rapid pace. These characteristics all affect The development of the container shipping industry. Container transportation companies should face the challenges such as trade warfare and fuel oil and deal with the challenges.

Liu Fenghua, deputy general manager of COSCO Container Lines Tianjin Co., Ltd. believes that the current container logistics industry is facing increasingly high homogenization competition and a rapidly changing market environment. Container transportation enterprises should first make efforts to improve service levels, provide customers with full-scale logistics solutions and cultivate more competitive advantages. Secondly, accelerate the pace of technological innovation and enhance the competitiveness of technology products, and bring big data and cloud computing. Technology such as blockchain is applied to the logistics industry to make logistics and transportation more intelligent; in addition, optimize the operation management of enterprises, establish a standardized service system for containers, make services and operations more streamlined and standardized, reduce logistics costs, and build more convenient A quality supply chain system.

It is reported that this year’s Global Trade and Container Transport Conference is an important part of the “2019 First China (Dongjiang) Shipping Industry Week”. At the meeting, the “Global Container Carrier China Market Capacity Delivery and Route Layout Analysis Report” was published. Industry report on the first-quarter port service satisfaction report.

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