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Uneven import and export of container transport in South Africa

at present, due to the unequal flow of goods exported from Asia to South Africa and the flow of goods exported from South Africa to Asia, the import and export of container transport in South Africa are also "hot and cold"

Asia South Africa is fully loaded

the joint operation route is a highlight of the Asia South Africa trade container transport market. For example, the weekly Asia South Africa South America east coast pendulum service route was opened at the beginning of the second quarter of 2005. This route is jointly operated by ocean carriers such as France Delta Airlines and South American shipping through their respective ship dispatching and mutual leasing of containers. This newly built route is linked to Busan, South Korea, Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan, Hong Kong and Klang, China, Rio de Janeiro and Santos, Brazil and other ports. It has changed from desperate competition to close cooperation. This joint route makes full use of transport capacity, The cost of container transportation operation and management has been reduced to the greatest extent, and the ocean going carriers operating in partnership have their share in accordance with the provisions of the agreement and the proportion of the partnership capital

according to the international containerized media report published in May 2005 in London, England, the container traffic volume exported from Asia to South Africa in 2004 was 325000 TEUs, an increase of about 30% compared with the previous year. Its traffic volume continued to grow strongly in 2005, and it is estimated that it may surge to 65000 TEUs. At the same time, when the weight is reduced by 20% compared with the traditional seats, the major ocean carriers continue to expand their container fleet, and the transport capacity of the trade container fleet increased by 21% in the first quarter of 2005. In the second quarter of 2005, almost every container ship from Asia to South Africa operated by ocean safety device carriers is now fully loaded

the reason is that the volume of container trade exported from Asian countries, especially China, to South Africa is growing by leaps and bounds. The goods exported from Asia to South Africa are mainly consumer goods, such as electronic equipment, toys, textiles and other high consumer goods, which are transported in standard containers or 40 foot containers. Among them, the main exporting country is China

the unloading port of container goods exported from Asian countries to South Africa is the port of Durban in South Africa, whose container import volume is equivalent to 70% of the total annual import volume of South Africa. Durban port is an important import portal of South Africa, followed by Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. South Africa's major importers, shippers and retail wholesalers have permanent representatives, distribution centers or offices in these ports. Many countries near South Africa, such as Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Eswatini, prefer to transship imported trade container goods from South African ports such as Durban

South Africa - Asia's ships are empty

however, the container traffic volume exported from South Africa to Asia is still low, resulting in a serious imbalance in the use of container equipment on the north and South routes between Asia and Africa. At present, 20 foot empty containers, especially 40 foot dry cargo empty containers, are piled up in Durban port, which leads to a sharp gap in container charges between the South and North routes between Asia and South Africa. African import set exclusion method: please check whether the sensor selection in the "online" setting is correct and popular for packing and transportation. As a result, the freight of each standard case from China to Durban port is $2000-3000, while that of the export direction is only $800 or less. However, the freight of 40 foot refrigerators exported from South Africa to Asia is very high, reaching US $4000 (including surcharges, said Bao Yang Jun). The reason for this phenomenon is that most of the goods exported from South Africa are primary processed products shipped in standard cases, including steel, aluminum ingots, pulp, chemicals, mineral sand and ferroalloy products. The customer demand is relatively fixed and limited, while South Africa exports few fine processed products, so it is difficult to significantly increase the transportation volume. As for why the freight of 40 foot refrigerators exported from South Africa to Asia is very high, it is because South African fruits such as apples, pears and oranges exported from Cape Town and Durban and shipped in 40 foot refrigerators have increased a lot in recent years

it is understood that as of the end of 2004, there were 25 containerized trade liner companies serving between Asia and South Africa, of which the main ocean carriers were mediterranean shipping, musky land and sea, EVA, Hamburg south, Japan Post, Osaka Mitsui, Railway Corporation slag, France Darby, Kawasaki steamboat, etc. there were 14 main routes, and most of their main ports were Shanghai, China, Busan, South Korea, Nagoya, China Hong Kong Singapore, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Durban, Cape Town and Elizabeth in South Africa

therefore, Mr. Sakamoto, permanent representative of NYK in Durban port, South Africa, believes that since the volume of container traffic exported from Asia to South Africa far exceeds that exported from South Africa to Asia, the current challenge faced by every ocean going carrier operating routes between Asia and South Africa is that the cost of container transportation equipment remains high. In addition, Each ocean carrier must continue to increase the capacity of the southbound route from Asia to South Africa and increase its share in the Asia South Africa container transport market

in addition, it is worth noting that, in sharp contrast to the container trade routes from Asia to South Africa, other trade routes related to South Africa, such as the container trade routes from the United States to South Africa and from northern Europe to South Africa, are much lighter. In 2004, the growth rate of container trade volume was only 10% - 12%, less than half of the container traffic volume of the trade routes from Asia to South Africa

source: China water transport news

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