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August 1, 2003
Traffic Police and YICT Jointly Build a "Traffic Safety Community"

On 31 July 2003, the Traffic Police Brigade (TPB), the Supervisory Administration Bureau of Safety Production (SABSP), YICT and major trucking companies signed an agreement to jointly promote a "Traffic Safety Community".

July 16, 2003
Shenzhen Launches East Platform Electronic Declarations of Empty Containers at Yantian Port

On 15 July 2003, Shenzhen's East Platform was officially launched, marking a breakthrough in the reform of Shenzhen Customs.

July 14, 2003
YICT Welcomes a New European Service Loop G

On 14 July 2003, Grand Alliance commenced its second European service Loop G at YICT. Currently, 12 of 53 international services calling at Yantian are European services.

July 11, 2003
YICT Becomes a Founding Member of the Council of Shenzhen Customs Brokers Association

At the inaugural meeting of Shenzhen Customs Brokers Association in June 2003, YICT was elected as one of the first 82 members of the council.

July 11, 2003
Major Progress in the Road Network around Yantian Port

On 10 July 2003, Section B of Yanba Highway (between Yantian Port and Kuicong) was officially opened to traffic. On the same day, Yanpai Highway connecting Yantian port with Jihe Highway commenced construction, further improving the road network around the port.

July 2, 2003
Pingyan Railway Commences "Yantian-Changping Express Container Rail Service"

From 1 July 2003, customers can now enjoy a direct express container rail service between Yantian and Changping provided by Shenzhen Pingyan Railway Company Limited (Pingyan Railway).

June 17, 2003
YICT Welcomes its Fourth New Service This Month

On 17 June 2003, Trans-pacific Express (TPES), a US Service, jointly operated by Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica S.A. (CCNI), Maruba s.c.a (MAR), TMM Lines Limited (TMM) and Lykes Lines Limited (LYKS), made its inaugural visit at YICT.

June 11, 2003
Grand Alliance Launches a New US-East Coast Service at Yantian

On 11 June 2003, Grand Alliance began its East Coast Express 2 (ECX2), a US-Eastcoast Service, at Yantian with the deployment of five vessels.

June 11, 2003
YICT Receives Additional New Equipment

13 Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGCs) were delivered at YICT on 10 June 2003. Part of an order made last August, YICT received the initial shipment, two new Quay Cranes and 18 RTGCs, the week before.

June 10, 2003
MSC Joins YICT, the World's Top 20 Shipping Lines Now Call at Yantian

On 10 June 2003, with the arrival of “MSC California” of Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), the world’s top 20 shipping lines now call at YICT, providing weekly shipping services to customers.

June 10, 2003
New World Alliance Launches a New US-Eastcoast Service

On 9 June 2003, New World Alliance commenced its New York Express (NYX), a US-Eastcoast Service, at YICT.

June 6, 2003
Traffic Assistants Report for Duty to Ensure Smooth Traffic during Terminal Operation Peak Season

On 10 June 2003, the first Traffic Assistant Brigade in the Special Economic Zone will report for duty.

June 3, 2003
YICT Receives New Quay Cranes and Gantry Cranes

Two new post-Panamax quay cranes and five Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGCs) were unloaded at Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) on the morning of 3 June 2003.

May 19, 2003
Maersk Sealand Launches a New US-Eastcoast Service

On 18 May 2003, Maersk Sealand commenced its TP3 US-Eastcoast Service at YICT.

May 16, 2003
Shenzhen Customs and YICT to Expedite Customs Declaration

On 15 May 2003, Shenzhen Customs and Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) signed a “Memorandum of Co-operation to Expedite Customs Declarations” (MOU) in regard to terminal supervision, imported empty container pre-declarations, international trans-shipments and related issues.