September 30, 2023
Hutchison Ports YANTIAN named Best Container Terminal at the 2023 AFLAS Awards
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Hutchison Ports YANTIAN (YANTIAN) was named Best Container Terminal – Asia (Over 4 million twenty-foot equivalent units) at the 2023 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards.


Lawrence Shum (right), Managing Director of YANTIAN receives  " Best Container Terminal – Asia (Over 4 million TEUs)" for YANTIAN at the AFLAS Awards Ceremony.


Since its establishment 30 years ago, YANTIAN has developed into one of the world's largest container terminals. With 20 deep-water berths, YANTIAN records an annual throughput of over 13 million TEU, serving 1/4 of the container volume generated by the Chinese export to U.S. and 1/3 of the foreign trade container traffic of Guangdong province. If those boxes were to be lined up end-to-end, they would encircle the globe nearly twice over.


“These accomplishments we celebrate today are a testament to the continued support from our business partners, customers, governments, shareholders and most importantly the dedication and commitment of our staff,” Lawrence continued.

Endowed with an inimitable natural deep-water port, YANTIAN has the unique channel of approximately 18-metre-deep and 475-metre-wide in the Greater Bay Area of China, allowing two-way navigation for the world's largest containerships in all-weather. Fully loaded mega-vessels can easily depart for anywhere in the world without waiting for the high tide.


Home to the busiest Europe and America shipping routes, YANTIAN has access to most destination ports worldwide via its near-100 weekly services, for example with a daily average of four sailings to Europe and six to the America, i.e. the most frequent calls in the Greater Bay Area. As the last port-of-call in South China, YANTIAN ensures cargo reaches its end destinations as fast as possible – about 22 days to Europe and 13 days to the US West for most sailings.

YANTIAN also offers one of the most extensive and green intermodal solutions in China, harnessing rail and feeder networks. 16 feeder services, 6 port alliances, 12 inland ports and 30 rail-sea services are now in service in the Greater Bay Area, Southwest and Central China.


As a preferred port for cross-border e-commerce, YANTIAN has established convenient and efficient logistics channels, which has grown into an extensive and diversified ecosystem. YANTIAN is also a preferred port for cold chain, contributing to trade of frozen meat and perishable goods such as fresh fruits and vegetables with Americas, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia. “YANTIAN will continue to work relentlessly with the governments, industry associations and related enterprises for continuous service enhancement.” Lawrence added.


The AFLAS Awards, hosted and organised annually by Asia Cargo News, recognise leading service providers including air and shipping lines, airports and sea ports, logistics, 3PLs and other associated industry professionals, honouring the best organisations in terms of leadership, service, innovation, customer relationship and reliability, by votes of international freight and logistics companies and clients. The Awards ceremony was held in Singapore on 28 September 2023.



Lawrence Shum, Managing Director of YANTIAN said, “In the past six years, YANTIAN has been named Best Container Terminal – Asia (Over 4 million TEUs) twice and Best Green Container Terminal thrice. These awards underscore YANTIAN’s unwavering commitment to offering quality, efficient and environmentally friendly service as well as comprehensive domestic and international network. We thank our customers who cast their votes for us.”

About Hutchison Ports YANTIAN

Hutchison Ports YANTIAN is the leading gateway serving import and export container traffic. Characterised by its natural deep-water berths and unparalleled mega-vessel handling capabilities, YANTIAN is the preferred port-of-call for mega-vessels in South China and one of the busiest container terminals in the world. Hutchison Ports YANTIAN is a member of HPH Trust, the world’s first container port business trust listed in Singapore. Hutchison Ports YANTIAN is also a part of Hutchison Ports’ global network of port and logistics operations, and continues to have access to services and resources enjoyed by companies within the Hutchison Ports Group. Hutchison Ports is the ports and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited. Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator.