Jinwan aviation cargo terminal set to become China's biggest
Construction on the main structure of Zhuhai Airport International Intelligent Logistics Park in Jinwan District is currently 30 percent done and expected to be fully completed in December. Once operational, its annual cargo throughput is expected to reach 500,000 metric tons.
Located west of Zhuhai (Jinwan) Airport, the project will become China's biggest single aviation cargo terminal with floor area of 104,400 sq m (26 acres). Invested in, constructed, and run by a logistics subsidiary of Zhuhai Aviation City and Airport Group, it is also one of the first eight domestic aviation construction projects involving private capital.
Rendering of Zhuhai Airport International Intelligent Logistics Park [Photo by Zhang Zhou / Zhuhai Daily]
Cai Siren of the construction unit said that the project has finished pile foundation for office and cargo terminal buildings since construction started in 2020. A 10,000-sq-m (2-acre) first phase will start operating domestic cargo transport business in June. Upon completion, the entire facility will undertake overall aviation cargo transport business of the airport in December.
The terminal not only will significantly expand Zhuhai Airport's cargo handling capacity, but also will become an aviation logistics service hub on the west bank of the Pearl River Estuary featuring aviation cargo logistics, cold chain transport, express delivery, e-commerce warehouses, and bonded logistics services.
The logistics park will apply new-generation information technologies, such as internet + and 5G. It will also cooperate with major airports in Hong Kong, Macao, and the Pearl River Delta region to boost coordinated development of multimodal transport, noted Xue Jianmei of investor Zhuhai Aviation City Logistics.
Construction is to commence in September of Zhuhai Airport International Intelligent Logistics Park with opening set for 2020, it was announced Feb 26 at a Jinwan District meeting.