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Transshipments started from Gaolan Port to Djibouti


Updated: 2019-11-28

Gaolan Euroports Terminals recently began international transshipments with the opening of a shipping route to Port of Djibouti on the narrow strait between the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden in Northeast Africa.

Multiple containers loaded with paper pulp sailed from Gaolan Port to Hong Kong and then were transferred to Port of Djibouti in vessels owned by China COSCO Shipping. The pulp will be sold to paper-making factories in Djibouti and neighboring Belt & Road countries.


Containers loaded with paper pulp [Photo courtesy WeChat account: GLGJJQ]

This is the one-stop logistics service solution tailored by Gaolan Euroports Terminals for a Hong Kong trader engaged in paper pulp re-exportation (in which foreign pulp is imported to China and then exported without processing) to East Africa.

In addition to its advantageous geographical location in the only deep-sea port in the Western Pearl River Delta and bonded policies, the company also works with Gaolan Customs to provide efficient clearance services.

Envisioning a South China Paper Pulp Logistics Distribution Center, Gaolan Euroports Terminals is a joint venture founded by Zhuhai Port Holdings Group and Euroports in the Gaolan Port Economic Zone in 2016. It will expand its logistics business to include importation of pulp from South America, North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia, and its re-exportation to African and other Belt & Road countries.

The Republic of Djibouti is a small country on the northeast coast of the Horn of Africa on the Gulf of Aden between the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. It is a focal point of the western maritime route under the Belt & Road Initiative. Controlling access and egress to the Suez Canal, the country is part of the inescapable maritime route to Europe and Africa and a key connection point between Asian, African, and European markets.

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