First Direct Cargo Shipping Between Xiamen, JinmenA cargo ship laden with 1,900 tons of building materials set off from Xiamen in east China's Fujian Province Wednesday, directly heading for Jinmen, an island of Taiwan.
It marks the first direct cargo navigation across the Taiwan Straits.
The business deal was concluded last July by the Xiamen International Trade Group and his counterpart in Taiwan on the basis of spot investigation. To reduce cost of operation, the two sides tried their best to ship the goods through direct navigation.
In an interview with Xinhua, He Fulong, chairman of the Xiamen International Trade Group, said this is a heart-stiring event. It will facilitate trade between his company and Taiwan.
First mainland cargo ship arrives in JinmenMarch 31, 2001saw the mainland cargo ship "Boyun 221", started from Zhangzhou and loaded with granite pieces, arrived at the Liaoluo port of Jinmen (Kinmen), being the first one in decades and three months after direct passenger ship between Kinmen and Xiamen.
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