Dalian Port has opened a direct route to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other key Australian ports.
The port in the Liaoning Province of China opened the route to major Australian cities on 2 March 2022.
In January 2022, a total 340,000 TEU passed through Dalian Port, a year-on-year increase of 36 per cent.
China’s overall container throughput for the month surpassed 24.2 million TEU.
According to the Liaoning Port Group – Dalian’s operating company – it previously took around 35 to 45 days to travel from Dalian to Sydney. With the introduction of the new route, this will be cut to about 20 days.
Australian goods used to be transshipped to Dalian through the Republic of Korea. Now, imported goods can reach the Chinese market directly at a low cost and high efficiency.
PTI recently counted down the biggest and best ports in Australia in our ‘Top 5 Ports in Australia 2021’ list.
Despite summer lockdowns due to the Delta variant of COVID-19, ports across the country remained open and still managed to have a successful year.