SHANGHAI, May 10 (SMM) – Xiamen’s Port of Haicang imported 15 batches of lead-acid battery in the first four months of 2017, totaling 18,000 with value at $1.94 million, taihai net. com learned from Haicang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.
The import volume and value surged 14 and 71.42 times compared to the same period of last year.
It is learned that Port of Xiamen suspended import of dangerous goods after explosion accident in Tianjin on August 12, 2015. Domestic importers thus imported goods through other ports, such as Shanghai and Guangdong.
Moreover, importers are more likely to import goods through Port of Canghai, in response of lower cost. One importer revealed that it saves 9,500 yuan each TEU of lead-acid battery if import through Port of Canghai, with 3-5 day faster on arrival. That is, if importers import 10 TEUs per month, it will save 1.2 million yuan every year.
Imports of lead-acid battery in Port of Xiamen thus erupted after it resumed dangerous goods import.
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