A ship with 50,700 tons of soyabeans from Brazil arrived at the port of Panjin in Liaoning Province in northeastern China, initiating the programming of this port for imports of grains not only from Brazilian ports but also from other parts of the world.
Panjin, the fifth largest grain import port in Liaoning, is one of nine terminals approved by China’s customs administration to oversee grain imports. To demonstrate the port’s viability, a Panamanian freighter previously docked at the Panjin Grain Terminal, allowing soyabeans to be transferred at a speed of 700 tons per hour to a fully enclosed conveyor. The grain was directly present to mills owned by Liaoning Huifu Rongxing Protein Technology. Panjin is China’s main grain and oil products distribution center with a number of food processing facilities owned by internationally competitive companies such as Beidahuang Group, Yihai Kerry, Beijing Grain Group and COFCO.