Beijing, China’s capital and second-largest city, has a staggering population total of 21.2 million and is home to more than 100 of China’s biggest businesses as well as to 52 of the Global Fortune 500 companies- more than any other city in the world. PricewaterhouseCoopers(PwC), a major professional services network, has ranked Beijing first in the world in overall economic influence.
The industrial might of Beijing is impressive and growing. Its auto and real estate industries have especially boomed of late, and there are now over two million cars within the city limits. Some of the important business sectors of Beijing are as follows: Guomao area which is the new business center in town and boasts numerous corporate headquarters, Zhongguancun (“China’s Silicon Valley”) which specializes in the electronics and computer industry, and Yizhuang which is rapidly becoming a new pharmaceuticals center.
Beijing is a major national and regional transportation center and is well-equipped with road, train, and air transit systems. Nine Chinese expressways and 11 national highways connect to and serve Beijing, and five layers of ring-roads circle the town at intervals, with the ancient Ming-era palace known as “the Forbidden City” lying at the center. 10 rail lines spiral out of the city to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kowloon, and other major cities of China, and three high-speed rails built finished between 2008 and 2012 also speed travel to nearby locales.
The main airport, Beijing Capital International, ranks as the second-busiest in the world (only Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson exceeds it). A new second airport is in the making- Beijing Daxing International. It is expected to open in 2017. Beijing being landlocked, it is served by the near at hand Tianjin Port on Bohai Gulf (part of the Yellow Sea). Tianjin’s port facilities are China’s best for an artificially deep-water harbor, and its capacity is number five among the ports of the world. It is in the tax-sheltered Binhai Economic Zone and is, among other things, a common landing point for cruise ships.
Beijing is a massive city bigger in population than many nations of the world, and knowing the best means to utilize its transit system to ship freight cargo and containers is a complicated task that requires much experience. We can confidently say that our agents in Beijing have acquired the skills necessary to assist you in optimizing your freight shipping into and out of Beijing. Contact us today to get started on mapping out a detailed transport plan that will save you time and money.
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