Although Beijing is known more for its organizational and executive functions than manufacturing and industry, its proximity to the port of Tianjin, large international airport, and vast rail network give it a sizeable presence in the logistics industry. Beijing is one of China’s most prominent railway hubs. Major lines connect Beijing to destinations such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Inner Mongolia, and the province of Hebei. Beijing also offers international destinations including Russia, Vietnam, and North Korea. Beijing is also an important center for air transport featuring the The Capital International Airport, the busiest cargo and passenger airport in China. The Beijing airport carried 1,420,997 tonnes of cargo in 2009 making it the 14th busiest airport in the world. Beijing also offers service to international destinations on six continents. In addition, Beijing is only 170 kilometers away from the Port of Tianjin, a span of mostly flat terrain that is easily crossed by rail or road. Beijing’s 12 freeways and nine expressways carry over 300 million tonnes of cargo annually.
|Region||Population||Airport||Water Port||GDP (USD billion)|
|Beijing||19,612,368||Yes (PEK)||No (Tianjin)||201 (2010)
|Southwest International Logistics||Customs Broker and Documentation Specialists|
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