The coastline of the People's Republic of China is 18,400 km long. In China, ocean transport has been developing rapidly since the end of the 20th century. Since the 90s, the transportation of over 90% of Chinese international imports and exports has been carried out by sea. Every year, this country’s ports are among the world’s busiest.
In order to provide reliable marine services to clients, the AsstrA corporate group has concluded contracts with the Chinese divisions of the Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation and CMA-CGM Shanghai shipping companies.
In terms of container traffic, CMA-CGM is the fourth largest shipping provider. Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation is among the top 20.
“Signing these contracts was another step towards developing long-term partnerships. Direct cooperation with shipping lines gives AsstrA customers a number of advantages.
“The absence of intermediary agencies allows AsstrA experts to have greater control over the movement of cargo and guarantee available space on board.
“In the medium term, through direct work with sea lines, the cost of purchasing sea freight will be lower for AsstrA. The corporate group will be able to provide customers with lower rates for transportation from China,” says Andrej Zajtsev, Deputy COO for Sea Freight Transportation at AsstrA.
“AsstrA's direct contract with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation makes it possible to build up our own cargo flows. In the future, this will allow us to get even more favorable conditions for cooperation and provide competitive offers for our clients. Now we can efficiently get rate quotes and other relevant information on the progress of shipments. We can also guarantee space for cargo on ships,” says Tangnur Zhumagali, AsstrA Shanghai Branch Manager.