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Ben Line Agencies Malaysia welcomes Guangxi Beibu Gulf Port Group

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On behalf of Guangxi Beibu Gulf Port Group, Ben Line Agencies Malaysia organised a roadshow and dinner event on 16th Aug 2018, in JW Marriot Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

The event was attended by Beibu Gulf Port Group management team, Ben Line representatives from Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and distinguished guests from Malaysia port terminals, international shipping companies, international freight forwarders, major shippers and local forwarding companies.

Beibu Gulf Port Group presented their group business profile of 5 business sectors: Ports, Logistics, Industry & Trade, Real Estate and Investment. It also illustrated the Southern Trade Corridor which has swift connection in and out of Southwest China to Sichuan, Chongqing, Gansu, Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi provinces via Beibu Gulf Ports.

Beibu Gulf Port Holding Company also holds substantial shares in Kuantan Port and Malaysia China Kuantan Industry Park (MCKIP).

Below is the welcome speech of Ben Line Agencies’ director, Kristian Vandermeer.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for attending this event where we are pleased to be promoting the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Port Group in Kuala Lumpur. I welcome our guests from the Malaysian shipping and logistics industry, and I also welcome our esteemed guests from Guangxi province, who will be giving us all further insight into what is an exciting development for any business that is moving cargo to / from the western and southern regions of China.

Ben Line Agencies is very honored to be partnering with the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Port Group to promote and develop the volumes and flow of cargo through the Southern Trade Corridor, particularly through the main container port of Qinzhou and the rail connections through to various cities in Western China, such as Chongqing and Chengdu. The Southern Trade Corridor is a key part of the broader One Belt and One Road initiative, particularly with the continued economic growth in the Western part of China. The logistical benefits of this Southern Trade Corridor are significant – resulting in both transit time and cost savings. Importers, exporters, freight forwarders and shipping lines who are active in Malaysia and more broadly, in Southeast Asia, need to be aware of such benefits so that this new logistics corridor can add value to your supply chains and business in general.

As we look to future opportunities, allow me a moment to reflect on some history also. Ben Line had our first ship sailing from Europe to the Far East in 1859, the vessel (the Araby Maid) called in Southeast Asia, before sailing to China and Japan. This was the first of many Ben Line ships that traded between Europe, Southeast Asia and China throughout the 19th and 20th centuries – in this regard, we feel rather connected to the current Belt and Road Initiative of the Chinese government, and we are very eager to link our customers and partners into the Beibu Gulf Port Group’s efforts to develop the port and surrounding infrastructure to facilitate what will be a growing container and breakbulk trade into the fastest growing areas of Western China.

I would encourage all attendees to meet with our friends from the Beibu Gulf Port Group tonight, to find out more about the plans for their port infrastructure and to learn more about the logistics connections through this area. Our team at Ben Line Agencies is also committed to helping raise awareness of the benefits of this Southern Trade Corridor and the hub port of Qinzhou, which will see the cargo flows to / from Malaysia only continue to grow for many years to come.

Thank you all very much for coming and for supporting the ongoing development of the Beibu Gulf Port Group’s terminals and logistics services. Please enjoy your evening ahead.

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