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Shaanxi strengthens the construction of logistics

by:VIPUTRANS     2020-07-16

Good news from Shaanxi's logistics development recently: Xi'an, Baoji, and Yan'an are planned to be deployed as national logistics hub cities. Civil drones can carry out cargo transportation and distribution operations in Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, and Qinghai after obtaining relevant licenses. Shaanxi's first all-cargo route opened by foreign airlines opened... In recent years, Shaanxi has relied on its own advantages to vigorously develop aviation logistics, strengthen the construction of logistics hub cities, and ran out of the 'acceleration' of logistics development with the support of multiple favorable policies.

Favorable policies promote the development of logistics

Shaanxi aviation logistics industry is ushering in unprecedented development opportunities. In 2018 alone, it received a number of policy 'gift packages'.

The Xi'an Municipal Government first issued the 'Greater Xi'an 'Thirteenth Five-Year Plan' Comprehensive Transportation Development Plan' in May 2018, proposing the construction of a large international aviation hub open to the west, an air passenger and freight hub for the 'Belt and Road', and the central and western regions of the country. An important comprehensive transportation hub in the region; then, in August of the same year, the 'Great Xi'an Modern Logistics Development Plan (2018~2021)' was issued, proposing to build a 'Belt and Road' international logistics hub and build a national modern logistics innovation development demonstration city .

In November 2018, the State Council issued the 'Notice on Measures to Support Deepening Reform and Innovation in the Pilot Free Trade Zone', which clearly proposed to support Xi'an Airport's use of the fifth freedom rights in the negotiation of foreign rights, and to allow foreign airlines on the basis of equality and mutual benefit Carry out passenger and cargo business from Xi'an to a third country, actively recommend to foreign airlines and guide foreign airlines applying to enter the Chinese market to fly to Xi'an Airport; further increase support for the development of Xi'an aviation logistics.

In December 2018, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Transport released the 'National Logistics Hub Layout and Construction Plan'. Xi'an, Baoji, and Yan'an were selected as the list of national logistics hub bearer cities. Xi'an was listed as a dry port and an airport Four types of national logistics hub bearing cities, namely, production, service and trade service. In April this year, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Transport jointly issued the 'National Logistics Hub Network Construction Plan (2019~2020)', marking the comprehensive start of the national logistics hub layout and construction work.

This series of 'big gift packages' provided new competitive resources and advantages for Xi'an to expand its opening, and pressed the acceleration key for the development of aviation logistics in Shaanxi. With the support of favorable policies, Xi'an has taken advantage of its geographical advantage of opening up to the west, focusing on the development of freight routes for countries and regions along the “Belt and Road”, while vigorously developing fifth-freight rights freight routes, creating an aviation logistics hub and enabling Shaanxi Free Trade The development of the district has further accelerated. At present, the airport new city of Xixian New District has signed a contract with Korean Air to allow it to use the fifth air rights to open the Seoul-Xi'an-Vietnam Hanoi cargo route.

Similarly, driven by the establishment of the Xi’an Linkong Economic Demonstration Zone and the establishment of the China (Xi’an) Cross-border E-Commerce Comprehensive Pilot Zone and other factors, on April 8, Shaanxi’s first cross-border e-commerce online bonded bonded commodity was purchased in Xixian Bonded Logistics The center (Type B) is officially cleared. This marks the formal implementation of the cross-border e-commerce retail import supervision policy in Shaanxi Province, which provides a new engine for the development of Shaanxi's export-oriented economy.

Xianyang Airport Cargo Development Speeds Up

Statistics show that Shaanxi has achieved a total import and export value of 622.8 billion yuan in the past two years, of which air cargo import and export value was 459.8 billion yuan, accounting for 73.8% of the province. The importance of aviation logistics to Shaanxi is evident. From not following the border and not relying on the sea to building an international aviation hub, Shaanxi insists on taking the aviation market as the main battlefield, increasing the total cargo volume, and exploring a high-quality development path for the aviation logistics industry.

Xi'an Xianyang Airport, located in the Airport New City of Xixian New District, is one of China's eight regional hub airports. The two-hour flight can cover 70% of the country's territory and 85% of economic resources. For a long time, the cargo volume of Xi'an Xianyang Airport mainly relied on the belly cabin to carry the cargo, and the capacity of the entire cargo route was insufficient, which seriously restricted its increase in the total cargo volume. Western Airport Group Aviation Logistics Company and related companies have stepped up efforts to open up routes and strive to improve the accessibility of the cargo route network.

At 3:30 on April 14th, with the introduction of Atlanta Airlines' Boeing 737-400 freighter loaded with international mail and express mail from Xi'an Xianyang Airport, the Xi'an-Russia Moscow cargo route opened smoothly. This is Shaanxi's first all-cargo route operated by a foreign airline. It is the first international all-cargo route opened by Shaanxi this year. It is also the first direct cargo route for direct mail to Russia's international mail in central and western my country. So far, Xi'an Xianyang Airport has a total of 20 all-cargo routes, including seven international all-cargo routes, forming a domestic freight network that goes north to south, east to west, international to west, and intercontinental direct transportation.

At present, the number of mail and cross-border e-commerce packages between China and Russia is growing rapidly. The opening of the Xi'an-Moscow all-cargo route will greatly strengthen the economic and trade exchanges between two important node cities along the 'Belt and Road'. It is reported that the first flight leaves 13.8 tons of cargo mail out of Hong Kong, which mainly transports international mail and express mail from China to and from Russia. With the support of the China Post Group Shaanxi Branch, the Xi'an-Moscow all-cargo route will greatly improve the efficiency of cargo and mail transportation from Shaanxi and the central and western regions to Russia, shortening the transportation time by 3 to 5 days.

Against the backdrop of the overall slowdown in the growth of cargo and mail at major domestic airports, the development of cargo at Xi'an Xianyang Airport has continued to accelerate, and it has produced a brilliant transcript for the development of Shaanxi aviation logistics: the cargo and mail throughput exceeded 300,000 tons in 2018 The mark reached 313,000 tons, an increase of 20.3% over 2017. The data shows that since the airport's cargo operation, the cargo and mail throughput exceeded 100,000 tons in 2006, which took 14 years; the cargo and mail throughput exceeded 200,000 tons in 2015, and it took 9 years; the cargo and mail throughput exceeded 300,000 tons in 2018, which took time Less than 3 years.

Since the beginning of this year, the Western Airport Group Aviation Logistics Company has strengthened cooperation with the Xi'an New District Airport and New Town Government, major airlines, and large logistics companies to increase the organization of cargo sources and the development of routes. It has made precise efforts to develop transit business and actively established It is a development platform conducive to improving the quality and efficiency of aviation logistics. In the first quarter of this year, the cargo and mail throughput of Xi'an Xianyang Airport cargo terminal was 78,000 tons, a year-on-year increase of 16.5%. Since July 2018, the airport's cargo and mail throughput has ranked the first among the top ten airports in the country for 9 consecutive months in a single month.

Distribution of logistics companies

Xi'an is becoming a strategic strategic location for logistics companies. The airport new city of Xixian New District sits on the Shaanxi International Aviation Logistics Port, which has attracted dozens of modern logistics companies such as ProLogis, Mapletree, Hitachi and 'Three Links and One Access'. Since the official launch of the cross-border e-commerce comprehensive test area in Xi'an in December 2018, Xi'an New District Airport New City has relied on the core advantages of Xi'an Xianyang Airport's convenient customs clearance service, a comprehensive route network, and five designated ports. More than 10 cross-border e-commerce companies were successfully settled in during the time.

Among many logistics companies, YTO Express has taken the lead in layout, and has made breakthrough progress in the field of air cargo. On September 3, 2018, the Civil Aviation Administration's website issued a public notice on the proposed approval of the Northwest International Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd. According to the public announcement, the proposed Northwest Cargo Airlines was established by Shaanxi Transportation Construction Investment Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Yuantong Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd., Western Airport Group Co., Ltd. and Shaanxi Airport Civil Aviation Industry Investment Co., Ltd.

Just a few months later, in December 2018, Yuantong Express Northwest Air Transshipment Center was officially put into operation at Xi'an Xianyang Airport. The transshipment center was constructed by the Western Airport Group Air Logistics Company in accordance with the requirements of Yuantong Express. It is mainly used for the entry and exit of Yuantong Express air cargo. The annual cargo volume is about 10,000 tons. This is of great significance to the improvement of Xi'an Xianyang Airport's resource guarantee capabilities and cargo and mail distribution capabilities. It signifies that Western Airport Group's aviation logistics companies and express delivery companies have begun to provide vertical integration of aviation logistics and new full-chain services through a collaborative alliance.

Whether it is planning to build Northwest Cargo Airlines or setting up a Northwest Airlines transshipment center, Yuantong Express' determination to enter the Xi'an aviation logistics market is evident. Its chairman, Yu Weijiao, has repeatedly stated in public that courier companies without airplanes are not real courier companies. At present, among domestic private express delivery companies, only SF Holdings and Yuantong Express have established airlines, which have independent air transportation capabilities. In July 2018, Yuantong Express parent company Yuantong Group also announced that it will invest 12.2 billion yuan to build a global aviation logistics hub at Jiaxing Airport in Zhejiang.

In addition, drone logistics is becoming a new outlet. Since Jingdong Group obtained the first domestic drone airspace approval covering Shaanxi Province in August 2017, Jingdong Group has conducted a series of beneficial attempts in Shaanxi. In December 2017, the Civil Aviation Administration approved the use of drones in Shaanxi to carry out pilot logistics and distribution activities, and Xi’an Jingdong Tianhong Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Jingdong Group, as a pilot implementation company, used the normal operation of logistics drones to promote the establishment of trunk lines― Branch line-terminal three-level UAV intelligent logistics system.

Recently, drone logistics has ushered in a major advantage: the Civil Aviation Northwest Region Administration issued the 'Administrative Measures for the Logistics and Distribution of Civilian Unmanned Aircraft in the Northwest Region (Trial)' and stipulated that civil drones with weights that meet the regulations can be used in Shaanxi , Gansu, Ningxia and Qinghai carried out operational flight activities for cargo transportation and distribution. JD Group immediately announced that JD UAV will be operated across provinces within the jurisdiction of the Northwest Bureau of Civil Aviation. This means that drone commercialization has ushered in important development opportunities, and the speed of intelligent logistics competition will reach a new level. ('China Civil Aviation News', China Civil Aviation Network reporter Zheng Xue)
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