Opening of Fracht Xiamen Office
With the opening of our Xiamen office we are proud to expand our presences in China
Eileen’s main function is to overseas all local operational matters in close co-operation with our local partners (customs broker, hauliers, shipping line or terminals etc.).
Xiamen, also historically known as Amoy, is a major city on the southeast (Taiwan Strait) coast of the People’s Republic of China. It is administered as a sub-provincial city of Fujian province, with an area of 1,699.39 square kilometres and population of 3,531,347 at the 2010 Census. The city’s urban area includes the old urban island area and covers all six districts of Xiamen (Huli, Siming, Jimei, Tong’an, Haicang and recently Xiang’an), and has a total urban population of 1,861,289. It also borders Quanzhou to the north and Zhangzhou making this a unique built up area of more than five million people. The Jinmen (Kinmen) Islands administered by the Republic of China are less than 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.
Xiamen and the surrounding southern Fujian countryside are the ancestral home to large communities of overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia. The city was a treaty port in the 19th century and one of the four original Special Economic Zones opened to foreign investment and trade when China began economic reforms in the early 1980s. It is endowed with educational and cultural institutions supported by the overseas Chinese diaspora.
The Port of Xiamen is a large deep water port situated on the northern part of Xiamen Island. It has an excellent natural harbour and well connected to the mainland by road and rail. The Port of Xiamen has since the early 1980s been one of the busiest in China. In 2013, the Port of Xiamen ranked among the top 17 ports in the world for container freight and has handled more than 8 Mio TEU’s per year.
The natural coastline in the port area is 64.5 kilometres (40.1 mi) while the water is over 12 m in depth. There are 81 berths for vessels of large, medium or small tonnage, including 16 deep-water berths, of which 6 operate containers of over 10,000 tonnes. Among other cargoes handled, Xiamen is the world’s largest supply base for raw tungsten materials. It is the world’s largest sunglasses manufacturing base, exporting 120 million pairs each year.
Xiamen is also an important base in Fujian province for making medium-sized and large modern container vessels and yachts.
FRACHT (SHANGHAI) LTD – XIAMEN BRANCH
Kaji Building CATIC Plaza
No.4 Yue Hua Road, Huli District
CN-Xiamen, Fujian Province
Ph: +86 (0) 592 569 65 73
Fx: +86 (0) 592 603 12 61
Pic: Eileen Lin – Station Manager
Source: Fracht China