China ready to offer Lianyungang seaport logistics services to Belarus

07 May 2015

LIANYUNGANG (BelTA) – China is ready to offer Belarus its logistics services in the seaports of Lianyungang, BelTA learnt from a representative of the administrative committee of the new seaport area Xu Wei, Lianyungang.

In his words, China is interested in logistic cooperation with Belarus. Due to the forthcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Belarus, many Chinese heads of companies consider cooperation prospects with Belarus. “Our port can become a logistics base for Belarus as well. We are also interested in other areas of cooperation, for instance, in agriculture where Belarus possesses great experience,” the representative of the administrative committee said.

The Xu Wei seaport (there are three of them in the city) can become the world's biggest port. In a five-year time the port's pass-through capacity will increase from the current 40 million tonnes to 100 million tonnes of cargo. In 15 years the Xu Wei seaport will transfer up to 1 billion tonnes of cargo.

Lianyungang is an important part of the new Silk Road since the city is a crossroad of sea and rail ways. “Belarus is on the Silk Road Economic belt way, and we would be glad to develop cooperation with you country. We expect Belarusian investments, especially in mechanical engineering and construction as well as Belarus' participation in logistics cooperation. Our new port can become a logistics base for Belarus as well,” the Chinese representative said. He also stressed that China expects more food supplies from Belarus, especially dairy products.

In his words, Belarusian products can be displayed at the exhibition center of the new port area Xu Wei in the future. “We would like to show and sell products from Belarus and other countries,” he added.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus