China-ASEAN data center operational in south China
Xinhua, May 27, 2016 Adjust font size:
A data hub designed to help Chinese and ASEAN ports share information was officially launched in Qinzhou Port, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Friday.
The China-ASEAN Port Logistics Information Center will provide support for increased trade and greater use of computers in these ports, according to the Qinzhou City government.
The center is a key sub-project of the China-ASEAN Port Cities Cooperation Network, which was launched during the 10th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in 2013.
With support from the China-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation Fund, Qinzhou also broke ground on the China-ASEAN Maritime Training Center on Friday. This will mainly serve China and ASEAN countries with training for international and domestic cruise ship pilots and seamen after completion in December.
Qinzhou also plans to build a center for marine meteorological monitoring and early warning, and a marine search and rescue center for China and ASEAN members.
Qinzhou Port sits at the tip of the Beibu Gulf, connecting China and southeast Asia by both land and sea. The throughput of Qinzhou Port reached 65.10 million tonnes in 2015.