In the morning of July 20, amidst high-pitched deep whistle of “COSCO Sao Paulo” ship under COSCO SHIPPING, nearly 1000 XCMG construction machineries including excavators, wheel loaders and graders set sail from Lianyungang Port heading toward South America.
As time will come to ride the wind and cleave the waves, set cloud-white sail and cross surging sea. It is reported this batch of cargos is forecast to arrive at the port of destination in mid-August, and will involve in a major infrastructure construction project in South America.
This is the largest single-batch export order in Chinese construction machinery industry over the past five years, as a brilliant song of triumph marking overseas rise of Made in China, and even a “cardiac stimulant” into the recovery of world economy.
In the meantime, this success shipment of XCMG construction machinery is also an important practice for Chinese shipping enterprises and foreign trade enterprises to strengthen cooperation and solve difficulties of foreign trade shipment together, playing a positive role in global supply chain stability under the epidemic.
The pandemic has swept across industrial economy of many countries, while the rapid recovery of Chinese industrial and supply chain has caused China more “needed” in global import and export trade. In the first half of this year, Chinese economy was reinforced and moved forward steadily, and foreign trade import and export achieved rapid growth.
According to official data, in the first half of this year, Chinese foreign trade import and export reached RMB 18.07 trillion, a year-on-year increase of 27.1%, and monthly import and export showed upward trend for 13 consecutive months, of which the export volume of construction machinery products registered a year-on-year growth of 67%.
“In the first half year, XCMG export soared by 70%+ over the same period of last year.” Lu Chuan, President a XCMG Machinery introduced.
This magnificent shipment ceremony rises to the occasion, indicating Chinese construction machinery enterprises represented by XCMG, the only one among the world’s Top 3, have made their way in the “World Final Track” based on high quality.
“However, global market expansion depends on in-depth integration of supply chain, industrial chain and value chain, rather than fight alone.” Lu Chuan emphasized.
In early 2021, XCMG successfully won the bid of large project in South America. Under the circumstances of “hard-to-get cabin and container” in the awake of epidemic, XCMG’s strong partner COSCO Shipping provided reliable shipping channels and service guarantees to effectively solve transportation supply assurance and cost problems.
“As the largest container liner company in China, we have always put safety and stability of industrial chain and supply chain on top priority,” said Qian Ming, Deputy General Manager of COSCO Shipping Container Lines.
“Under current imbalance of international shipping market, the company always upholds ‘customer-centric’ service tenet, adheres to the essence of shipping service, vigorously guarantees foreign trade transportation through measures such as enhancing capacity, assuring container supply and upgrading service, strives to share burden and address problems for customers, fully demonstrates business advantages of industrial chain, and vigorously alleviates supply and demand contradictions of container transportation.”
XCMG Machinery President Lu Chuan and COSCO Shipping Container Lines Deputy General Manager Qian Ming exchanged friendship gifts
“We made plenty of arrangements throughout the dispatch command system, and reserved our shorelines and berths. Concurrently, we gave priority to these containers and ports, ensuring container ships to berth first,” pointed out by Zhu Xiangyang, President of Jiangsu Lianyungang Port Group Co., Ltd; in order to achieve “zero waiting” of ships entering the port, the entire logistics chain is optimized in operation.
“Going across the sea in collaboration with COSCO Shipping, Lianyungang Port Group and other partners is an indispensable part of XCMG’s global development.” Lu Chuan said frankly.
At present, XCMG has forged “sailing allied forces” with 80+ Chinese-funded enterprises. By building a platform for global transportation, outbound construction and overseas key account cooperation, it has achieved the goal of Chinese transportation, Chinese construction and Chinese equipment jointly serving global customers.
Epidemic crisis is the “touchstone” for corporate global service capability. Under the epidemic impact, China not only meets the challenge of reshaping global industrial chain, but also embraces new opportunities for restructuring industrial chain.
As a leading Chinese construction machinery company, XCMG deeply implements the philosophy of “allied forces, advance and retreat together”, actively joins hands with upstream and downstream companies in the industry chain to implement new pattern of dual-cycle development, and captures overseas orders while working on domestic market, to satisfy constantly strong market demands at a global level, and truly manifest “XCMG For Your Success”.
The outstanding export transcript in the first half year reflects eminent achievements of XCMG’s global layout, as well as excellent reputation and influence of global brand. At present, XCMG products have spanned across 187 countries and regions around the world, covering 97% of countries along “the Belt and Road”, with No.1 export share in 30 countries.
Behind the dazzling performance is not only solid product reliability, but also “a combined boxing” moving steadily in global market.
On 12 December 2017, when General Secretary Xi Jinping visited XCMG, he encouraged XCMG to focus on the forefront of world and strive to explore excellent models and experience for innovative development. Two main strategies of technological innovation and globalization “drive development by two wheels” have also laid a solid foundation for XCMG’s high-quality development.
“XCMG has relentlessly insisted on ‘three-high one-large’ product strategies of ‘high technology content, high added value, high reliability and large tonnage’, as well as technical quality strategy of ‘making crafts with leading technology and enduring use’, to provide best-in-class products, services and complete set of solutions for global customers.” Lu Chuan said.
In view of international expansion, XCMG is further unswervingly advancing the localization strategy in key overseas regions, seizing opportunities to take root on the global arena, penetrating in main market of “the Belt and Road”, expanding the presence of European and Brazilian manufacturing bases in high-end markets, enhancing global competitiveness of “Made in China” based on best-in-class products, services and complete solutions, and contributing to global economy recovery and high-quality industrial development under the epidemic.
In the future, XCMG will keep on promoting the main strategy of globalization resolutely, strengthen consensus of ‘Chinese shipment for Chinese goods, going across the sea in collaboration’ with allied forces, enable Chinese equipment to equip the world, and bravely forge ahead toward the second centenary goal and Chinese dream for great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!