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Operating Car Ferries between Gunsan and Shidao in China Everyday
Writer Manager Date 2018-04-09 Hit 182
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Expected to recover vitality in Gunsan Port due to increasing the number of operations in car ferries

 

 

Gunsan is forecasted to recover its vim and vigor slightly owing to increasing the number of sailings in car ferries between Gunsan and Shidao in China.

 

Jeollabuk-do will hold the ceremony of launching in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of operating Korean-Chinese car ferries between Gunsan and Shidao in China as well as increasing the number of operations at 3:00 p.m. on April 8 in the International Passenger Ship Terminal of Gundan Port in collaboration with Gunsan city and Gunsan Regional Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Office.

 

Earlier, Gunsan city agreed on increasing the number of operating car ferries between Gunsan in Korea and Shidao in China to six times per week in the 25th Korean-Chinese Shipping Conference held in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China, last January, having conducted daily services since April 4.

 

This increase in the number of sailings is anticipated to smooth the logistic support for products in industrial complexes including attracting cargos from Gunsan port hinterlands, reducing corporate logistic costs, solving the imbalance of Korean-Chinese car ferries, promoting regional balanced development, and activating Korean-Chinese economic cooperation in Saemangeum.

 

In addition, it is predicted to produce the economic effect of 596.9 billion won, employ 1,142 new jobs, and form new business districts in International Passenger Ship Terminal and its neighborhood. Furthermore, owing to the inflow of Chinese tourists, it is expected to activate tourism within this province connecting Gunsan Modern Historical Touriam District, Gogunsan Islands, and Jeonju Hanok Village.

 

Accordingly, Shidao International Ferry Co., Ltd. has operated a new ship in the 20 thousand ton class, New Shidao Pearl, since April 4, and plans to order a new ship additionally within the first half of this year.

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