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Xiamen's air cargo tops the province

Updated: Aug 20, 2021 chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Xiamen handled 80,600 tons of inbound and outbound flight cargo in the January-July period this year, up 27.89 percent year-on-year and accounting for 61.89 percent of Fujian province's total. [Photo/WeChat account: xiamen_swj]

Xiamen handled 80,600 tons of inbound and outbound flight cargo from January to July this year, up 27.89 percent year-on-year and accounting for 61.89 percent of Fujian province's total, according to the Fujian Provincial Department of Commerce.

In July alone, Xiamen handled 10,900 tons of inbound and outbound flight cargo, up 12.09 percent year-on-year and accounting for 59.38 percent of the provincial total.

Xiamen's development of cargo flights has benefited from the development of Maritime Silk Road and the series of sustainable development policies unveiled in recent years.

Since 2018, the city has been focusing on the improvement of overall customs clearance efficiency. It has taken measures like implementing early declaration, real-time tallying, speeding up distribution, customs clearance guarantee, emergency handling, and informatization enhancements to shorten customs clearance time by over a third.

A cross-border e-commerce supervision center of XiamenAir was put into operation at the end of March 2019, and this too has improved the efficiency of imports and exports cargo flights.

Xiamen has also established the China (Xiamen) International Trade Single Window, which allows international traders to submit all regulatory documents at a single location.

Xiamen's cross-border trade was praised by the National Development and Reform Commission in 2019 and 2020.

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