ZHENGZHOU’S TRANSPORTATION HUB
Zhengzhou is a comprehensive transportation hub of highway, railway, aviation and communication in China, which is the only “double cross” center in the national ordinary railway and high speed railway network. With the operation of Zhengzhou- Xiangyang High-speed Railway and Zhengzhou-Fuyang High-speed Railway, Zhengzhou-Chongqing High-speed Railway, Zhengzhou-Ji’nan High-speed Railway, Zhengzhou South Railway Station and ancillary projects are progressed in an organized way, and “Union Jack-shaped” high-speed railway network with Zhengzhou as the center accelerates its formation.
Zhengzhou Airport Economic Comprehensive Experimental Zone is the first national functional zone with aviation economy as the theme approved by the State Council. Zhengzhou-Luxembourg Air Silk Road is the key air trade channel between China and Europe, which is supported by the state. It has initially formed an international hub network, which has covered Europe, America and Asia including nearly 200 cities around the world. Relying on the transportation between China and Europe (Zhengzhou), Silk Road on Land between Zhengzhou and Europe is opened thus realizing a high frequency round trip every week in which travelling to Europe by train 11 times and returns back 9 times every week. Depending on the cross-border e-commerce, the Silk Road on the Internet has been started and the innovative “1210” mode has been promoted nationwide. Relying on the Customs Special Supervision Zone, the construction of functional ports has been sped up, making it a city with the most ports in inland areas with most types. It has initially formed the advantages of logistics hub, a domestic and foreign connection, which can benefit the eastern, central and western area of China.
With the advantage of comprehensive transportation hub, Zhengzhou constantly excavates its location dividends, builds cross-shaped high-speed rail network, constructs logistics hub that can connect China and foreign countries, serve eastern and western regions, and expand the air, land and internet silk roads. At present, Zhengzhou, relying on the national first-class air ports, has opened up an international air corridor. Based on Zhengzhou International Land Port, class-A port of railways and multimodal transport system, the Eurasian land corridor with China-Europe railway (Zhengzhou) as the carrier has been constructed. The development of cross-border e-commerce relying on the Customs Special Supervision Zone has opened the online channel of international trade.
At present, Zhengzhou has become the city with the largest number of functional ports in the inland area, which has formed a port system with coordinated development, such as aviation, railway, highway, postal, cross-border e-commerce ports, inland designated ports and special open areas.