Logistics company Kuehne + Nagel signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Jiangsu Taicang Port Authority and Shanghai Port Authority Zhenghe Terminal to provide a sea link between the Shanghai and Taicang ports.
Under the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel will cooperate with both port authorities to support the shuttle service which is said to be in line with the Jiangsu Provincial Government strategic development plan to bring greater attention to the Taicang Port area. The Port of Taicang, located at the south bank of the Yangtze River estuary near Shanghai, is considered to be a significant satellite port to Shanghai’s Yangshan megaport.
According to Kuehne + Nagel, the sea-link aims to reduce CO2 emissions and improve efficiency by serving as a greener alternative to trucking between Jiangsu and Shanghai. This is expected to have the added benefit of reducing vehicles on Shanghai’s heavily congested roads.
The cooperation also intends to showcase Taicang as an international satellite port within the Shanghai Yangtze river estuary area, helping to aggregate high traffic at Shanghai Yangshan port.
“We are very pleased to enter this strategic agreement with Kuehne + Nagel … to support the development of the “Shanghai to Taicang Express” shuttle. We hope this cooperation will place a spotlight on the capabilities and ongoing expansion of Taicang port, ensuring market awareness on an even greater international scale,” Shao Jian Lin, Director of Taicang Port Authority, said.