Transport and logistics

Singapore-Chongqing tie-ups: Raising efficiency along land-sea trade corridor

Above: Sino-Singapore Chongqing Connectivity Solutions general manager Gordon Tan (left) and Sino-Singapore (Chongqing) DC Multimodal Logistics deputy general manager Will Zhao. Below: Guoyuan Port, where the viability of routes to Europe and South-e
Sino-Singapore Chongqing Connectivity Solutions general manager Gordon Tan (left) and Sino-Singapore (Chongqing) DC Multimodal Logistics deputy general manager Will Zhao.ST PHOTO: SEOW BEI YI
Above: Sino-Singapore Chongqing Connectivity Solutions general manager Gordon Tan (left) and Sino-Singapore (Chongqing) DC Multimodal Logistics deputy general manager Will Zhao. Below: Guoyuan Port, where the viability of routes to Europe and South-e
Guoyuan Port, where the viability of routes to Europe and South-east Asia is being tested.ST PHOTO: SEOW BEI YI

Firms involved in the four priority areas of the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative discuss how they are improving the city's links with the world

Consumers in the inland regions of China can have more confidence that food products are being stored properly when transported from Chongqing, if a joint-venture project by Chinese and Singapore firms succeeds.

The venture, Sino-Singapore Chongqing Connectivity Solutions (SSCCS) is encouraging Chinese stakeholders to digitalise their processes, allowing for higher transparency along trade routes as global trade increases. Its mandate is to drive the development of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor - a network of rail links from western China to the Qinzhou port in southern Guangxi, which further connects to South-east Asia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2019, with the headline 'Raising efficiency along land-sea trade corridor'. Print Edition | Subscribe