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Extending Its Reach
Euroports will expand its hub and spoke
system through southern China.
GRAEME RODDEN

Having established itself in China
20 years ago, Euroports is on the verge of significantly expanding its operations in the
country. It will develop its hub and spoke
system in central China by creating a secondary hub in Chongqing. The city is China's
largest, with 34 million people, and is located
about 2,000 km inland from Shanghai by the
Yangtze River.

Euroports offers a core service package
including terminals, transport services, freight
forwarding, and contract logistics in a number of industries, including pulp and paper.
Changshu, about 100 km west of Shanghai,
also on the Yangtze, is Euroports' primary hub
in the country. However, this will not be the
case much longer: the company has announced
plans that will see the development of another

At Chongqing, two floating pontoon barges adjust to the water level; each has two cranes that serve
two landbound elevators. Each elevator has two lifts.

Back to back, vessels offload pulp at Changshu.

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primary hub in Gaolan in southern China.
(Qingdao is the main entry port in northern
China, serving Shandong province.)
The hub and spoke model can be defined
as a systematic supply chain for clients. With
the distance the pulp is travelling from origin and the size of the shipments, the model
helps reduce the number of calls a producer
or carrier needs to make. "We can offload into
barges or coasters for further shipment inland
or along the coast," Alan Bog, Euroports commercial director, Asia, explains.
It is a well-established business model for
the company. Still, the secondary hub is something Euroports had planned for China, but is
just now realizing.
FOCUS ON TISSUE
Chongqing is benefiting from China's "Go
West" policy, which was developed after the
2008-09 financial crisis to develop inland
areas, moving away from coastal development as a feeder for exports to promote more
local consumption.
Although China's economy has slowed to
about 7 percent a year, Chongqing's economy
is growing at a 14 percent rate annually and
population is rising by about 800,000 people
per year.
From Chongqing, which can accept barges
carrying up to 10,000 metric tons, pulp can be
delivered on smaller barges (500-1,000 tons)
or by truck to inland mills within a distance of
200 km. There is not much rail freight in this
area, and because most mills are located close
to a river, barge is the best choice.
The city was chosen as the hub port because
it is as far upriver as the larger barges can go.
"It's such a big area for growth; Chongqing was
an obvious choice to become a hub. It's our first
venture on the Yangtze outside of Changshu,
but it won't be our last," Bog adds. The distribution aspect of the business sets Euroports
apart from other Chinese ports, which tend
just to discharge pulp to the end customer.
Tissue is the focus. Currently, about 800,000
metric tpy is being produced in the region, and
that should increase to about a million metric
tons annually. "We are seeing a lot of expansion
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - July/August 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Euroports Extends Its Reach
Ensuring a Tight Load
Riding the Rails
Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
Top 50 Power List
CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
The Knowledge Trail
TAPPI Journal Summaries
How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Värö’s Expansion for the Future
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - The Knowledge Trail
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 51
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 55
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 57
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI News
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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