Leading Japanese shipping company
NYK and three Chinese shareholder companies have agreed
to a deal that would give NYK a 12.5% stake in Guangzhou
Port Nansha Automotive Terminal (NAT), which operates
a car-carrier terminal in the port of Nansha, Guangzhou.
Since its establishment in 2005, NAT
has expanded its business as a finished-car logistics
complex in South China, handling around 240,000 finished
cars in 2010. The volume of units handled ranks third
after Shanghai and Tianjin among car-carrier terminals
NYK already operates dedicated car-carrier
terminals in the ports of Dalian, Tianjin and Shanghai,
and this investment in Guangzhou gives NYK participation
in dedicated car-carrier automobile terminals at China's
four major ports.
Analytiqa reports that through these
ports, NYK will be able to combine sea freight transportation,
pre-delivery inspection (PDI) and inland transport
of finished cars.
The NYK Group is a global logistics
enterprise centered on various forms of marine transport,
such as global logistics business and bulk energy
transportation, among many other related businesses