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Dachan Bay Terminals Welcomes a New China Germany Express Service

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Dachan Bay Terminals Welcomes a New China Germany Express Service

A new China Germany Express (CGX) service operated by Hapag-Lloyd has started calling at DaChan Bay Terminals. The vessel on the maiden voyage of the service departed on 9 April with a full load of containers heading for Germany.

As a brand new direct service between China and Germany, the CGX service offers the fastest transit time of 27 days. The service is a two-port loop product providing efficient and reliable connection between DaChan Bay and Hamburg on a weekly basis.

Shippers can also enjoy the intermodal capabilities in DaChan Bay and Hamburg to tap into the markets in the Pearl River Delta as well as Central and Eastern Europe.

The CGX service enhances their European network and provides a new and fast connection between China and Europe for customers. For shippers in the Pearl River Delta, DaChan Bay Terminals offers high productivity and expertise in handling general container cargoes and special cargoes.

Hapag-Lloyd deploys eight Panamax vessels on CGX. CGX calls DaChan Bay Terminals every Friday with a port rotation of DaChan Bay – Hamburg* – DaChan Bay.

*Remark: CGX service will temporarily change the port call in Germany from Hamburg to Wilhelmshaven from the first sailing until further notice or when the high yard density in Hamburg

About DaChan Bay Terminals

DaChan Bay Terminals (DaChan Bay) is strategically situated at Bao’an Central District in Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Cooperation Zone, in the West Shenzhen Port area in South China serving the Pan-Pearl River Delta cargo catchment areas. It is also an important vehicle import port in South China. DaChan Bay covers an area of 112 hectares with five berths along its quay of 1,830 metres long and 600 metres wide. Its water depth alongside is -16.3 metres and will eventually be dredged to -18 metres, allowing
DaChanBay to accommodate the world’s largest container vessels and RO-RO vessels. Occupying a strategic location that encompasses well-developed land and waterway access to both the eastern and western sides of the Pearl River Delta (PRD), DaChan Bay Terminals is the newest container terminal in Shenzhen, offering the efficiency and capacity needed in this market. DaChan Bay also provides shipping line customers a distinct opportunity to capture cargo in the new catchment areas as factories are relocating to inland and to the west of the PRD.

Managed by Modern Terminals Limited, which has more than 45 years of solid experience of container terminal operations in Hong Kong, one of the world’s busiest seaports, DaChan Bay Terminals is equipped with the most advanced IT systems, facilities and equipment available. By adopting Modern Terminals’ expertise and a culture that values mutual trust and respect, accountability, customer-focus and teamwork, DaChan Bay is committed to providing its customers with a wide range of services and operational excellence.


DaChan Bay Announces Shore Power Advancements

South China’s DaChan Bay officially announced its position as the first to boast container terminals with shore power capabilities in all berths for the region.

“We are proud to have such an achievement which marks a milestone in our continuous efforts to help protect the environment,” Brian Yeung, Managing Director of DaChan Bay Terminals. “We are committed to sustainability and will continue to introduce new initiatives to enhance our performance in this aspect.”

The Modern Terminals Ltd. business unit recently concluded the second installation of its shore power project that kicked-off in February. Since then, the project received preliminary acceptance as of September and was recently confirmed for acceptance in a meeting that included:

Transportation Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal, Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment, Development and Reform Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, Transportation Bureau of Bao’an District, Ecology and Environment Bureau of Bao’an District, Development and Reform Bureau of Bao’an District.

Dong Yanze, Director of Port and Shipping Administration of Transportation Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal, added:

“Shenzhen port has the largest number of berths with shore power capability in China. The shore power project has the full support of Shenzhen government and we look forward to the participation of other terminals and relevant stakeholders in the development of the Green Port in Shenzhen, and vessels switch to shore power while berthing.”

A total of three test ships with more than 10-hour shore power deployments yielded satisfactory levels of stability, reliability, and safety standard. DaChan made mention of an incentive scheme to further efforts for shore power deployments among shippers.