China's Fireworks Export To Europe Will Open Up Land Rail Transport

- Jul 26, 2018-

The export of Liuyang fireworks is on the rise. However, more than 95% of the exported fireworks are transported by water, and new land transportation is imminent.

At the previous two national conferences, Hu Xuyi and other representatives of the CPPCC National Committee and Zhang Xuewu, who were living in Hunan, presented proposals and suggestions on expanding the Hunan fireworks export channel.

At the same time as the representatives and members appealed, relevant departments and industry insiders were also taking action.

On March 21, representatives from Guangzhou Railway Group, Hunan Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau and representatives of transport companies from Russia and other European countries gathered in Liuyang to hold a report on the research results of China-Europe trains for fireworks container transportation, and on the feasibility of fireworks container transportation. Discussion.

The "Feasibility Study Report on the Transportation of International Containers of Liuyang Export Fireworks and Firecrackers" released at the meeting concluded that the conclusion of transporting fireworks through containers was "feasible".

Wang Jianbo, director of the Liuyang Firecracker Fireworks Administration Bureau, said that the results of the preliminary experimental work were encouraging. In the next stage, Liuyang City will conduct a suitable transport test with the “Fireworks Special” research group. After obtaining scientific and safety data, it will actively The relevant departments applied for the project to carry out the safety assessment of the car-testing, and promoted the early realization of the Sino-European fireworks container transportation.

The parties called for the expansion of new export channels

"The problem of troubled fireworks enterprises switching to Yangshan Port has been initially solved." According to the relevant person in charge of the Liuyang Municipal Bureau of Commerce, Liuyang's fireworks exports are under the call of various departments and provinces and various CPPCC members. Enterprises can still export through the "water and water transfer" mode through Shanghai Yangshan Port.

In October 2017, the General Administration of Customs issued the "Announcement on Regulating the Transit Transportation Business".

According to the announcement, the customs clearance business will be abolished from January 1, 2018. This means that Hunan Fireworks Export Enterprises, which had previously been transferred from the Yueyang Chenglingji Port and passed the "water transfer" on the Shanghai Ocean Harbor, From 2018 onwards, it is necessary to go to Yangshan Port for inspection before it can be cleared.

However, due to safety considerations, the local government did not agree to provide land inspection sites for fireworks inspections, which made Hunan fireworks urgently need to expand new export channels.

The joint proposal of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Vice Chairman of the Provincial Political Consultative Conference, and the Chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Zhi Gong Party, Hu Xuyu, and other proposals to expand the Hunan Fireworks Export Channel, raised concerns.

Proposal suggestion: The General Administration of Customs supports the export of Hunan fireworks through the "water and water transfer" method; the designated coastal port provides the fireworks export inspection site; restores the fireworks reprinting qualification of the Fuling Railway freight station, laying the foundation for the "Central European train" to carry fireworks; The Railway Bureau has researched and opened the fireworks international railway transportation business.

It is understood that some of the questions appealed by the members have been resolved for the time being. However, the problem before the Liuyang fireworks industry is that it is necessary to expand new export channels for goods in order to effectively solve the problem of fireworks exports due to policy changes in one place.

Liuyang Fireworks International demand is strong

The data shows that in 2017, the national fireworks export was 5.29 billion yuan, and the export container was 20,000 TEU. The export volume of Liuyang and surrounding production areas accounted for 93.5% of the country.

 "From the data of the national export fireworks and firecrackers in 2017, the export batch of Liuyang fireworks increased by 14.3% year-on-year, and the export volume increased by 13.4%." Wang Jianbo introduced.

Among the many importing countries, the demand for fireworks from the United States, India, Russia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Canada, France, etc. is the strongest.

For special products such as fireworks and firecrackers, safety in the export process is the most critical issue, and the requirements for transportation inspection work are particularly strict.

At the results meeting held on March 21, logistics companies from Russia, Denmark and Hong Kong introduced the process of transporting fireworks and firecrackers in the local railways, and expressed their active support for the opening of railway transportation fireworks.

According to experts at the meeting, countries along the Central European class can allow railways to transport fireworks and firecrackers, which eliminates important constraints for the opening of fireworks.

"As long as the country is opened, it is basically possible to realize the transportation of fireworks and firecrackers in China and Europe." Experts at the meeting said that at present, there is no clear whether it is possible to use containers to transport fireworks and firecrackers. Liuyang can speed up the research and test evaluation of the transportation mode and promote fireworks. The firecracker used a boxcar to change the container transportation work.

"Xiangou Express" is the first choice for land

In fact, the opening of new export channels, especially the opening of land routes, has been very loud. The "Xiangou Express Line" has become the first choice for opening up new routes for fireworks export.

Wu Min, executive deputy mayor of Liuyang City, introduced that since 2016, the Hunan Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau and the Liuyang Municipal Government have mainly organized relevant units to discuss the issue of the “Xiang-Europe Express” fireworks class. The project was initiated to carry out laboratory research work.

In May of last year, the “Xiangou Express” first attempted to transport fireworks products. Starting from Changsha, along the railway north, arrived in Belarus about 15 days. At the 750th anniversary celebration of the city of Mogilev, the Liuyang fireworks shined.

"This release is a good attempt for the Liuyang fireworks to open up the local market." He Jianwu, the chairman of the dream fireworks team who participated in this special event, and told the Hunan Sound News reporter .

It is understood that fireworks are exported to Europe by land by train. As long as the transportation time of more than 10 days is shortened by more than one month for more than 40 days, the “Xiangou Express Line” can be radiated to more than 40 countries in Europe.

"The opening of the Xiang-European fireworks train is the dream of all the fireworks." Wu Min introduced.

To this end, project experts from home and abroad have gathered Liuyang many times, repeated meetings and research, and the "Report" that has achieved the staged results has been released.

The "Report" explains the safety, laws and regulations, loadability, safety measures, and program design of Liuyang fireworks and firecrackers through railway exits. The experts of the research group agree that C and D fireworks and firecrackers besides the fireworks. The products are suitable for railway transportation.

"The research results of this project have formed a relatively systematic, complete, scientific and organized argument." Guo Minjie, president of the Logistics Technology Equipment Professional Committee of China Communications and Transportation Association, suggested that the car and firecracker rail transport should be tested immediately by taking the box car + container. To provide more feasibility analysis data for the opening of land routes.

"The opening of the fireworks class is getting closer and closer." Wu Jingyu, director of the Asia-Europe International Coordination Center of the China Communications and Transportation Association, has been applying for the project as soon as possible, and also hopes related industries. The association and the government level work together to fully support and promote the establishment.