Capitalising on Singapore's unique position as a maritime hub, the new office will serve as a key strategic outpost and focus on the promotion and development of Nansha Port.
Present at the event were representatives from major carriers and shipping related industries in Singapore, their attendance only serves to prove the need and value for Guangzhou Port Group to establish a representative office in Singapore for Nansha Port, south of the city of Guangzhou.
'Singapore is an important strategic location for Guangzhou Port Group, in the future we will use this representative office to stay in closer contact to our clients and ensure that we provide the highest value services possible,' said Guangzhou Port Group vice president Song Xiaoming.
Nansha Port is the main port within the Guangzhou Port area, with a total of 16 deep-water berths and total berth length of 5,718 metres spanning across the first, second and third phases.
In 2017, throughput was 13.94 million TEU, a year-on-year increase of 10.05 per cent, ranking Guangzhou the fourth biggest port in China and seventh in the world.
With over 94 international container services calling at Nansha Port including 35 Asia services, 22 Africa services, 15 Middle East/India services, 13 Europe services, eight America services and one Australia service.
Nansha phase four with four mega vessel berths currently under design and expected to be put into operation by 2020 at which point Nansha Port will have 20 deep-water berths.