International Maritime Industry Exhibition EUROPORT Landing in China

EUROPORT CHINA 2009 to be Held in Tianjin

Key words: Europort China, Europort Maritime, Tianjin China

TIANJIN, China, Nov. 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Ahoy Rotterdam declared at the newly-closed international Maritime Exhibition -- Europort Maritime –- that in 2009 Europort China will be held in Tianjin, the Chinese port city that’s blessed with various opportunities. Tianjin People’s Government will be the host of the exhibition. Ahoy Rotterdam, VNU Exhibitions Asia, Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area Administration Commission, and Tianjin Port Co. Ltd will be the organizers of this exhibition.

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The bi-yearly Europort Maritime Exhibition is the top trading conference in the International Marine Industry, and one of the biggest events of the International Marine Vessels industry. A recent exhibition of its kind in Holland attracted nearly one thousand exhibiting companies and more than 31,000 client visitors from shipbuilding, shipping, river and inland navigation, fishing, dredging, and port and off-shore industries. As an internationally renowned exhibition brand, its influence has stretched to Romania, Turkey and Qatar.

Europort China originates from Europort Maritime with its special features. It is fundamentally different from other domestic maritime and port exhibitions in that it focuses on the technologically under-developed fields in China, such as dredging, special machinery, ship and port equipment and naval technology. It opens intellectual communications between professional corporations in the industry and their Chinese counterparts.

Europort Maritime, with considerations of timing, location and human resources, decided upon Tianjin as its Asian Exhibition port.


With the stable development of the Chinese economy and the continuous increase of international trade, the cargo throughput and the container throughput in China keep increasing rapidly, ranking number one in the world for four consecutive years. It brings about great development potential to, not only the international marine transportation industry, but also the shipwright and sea-port industries. The government policy of an increased investment in sea-port construction and international marine industry, in particular, provides the domestic shipwright and sea-port facility manufacturing industries with great business potential.

At present, the domestic shipwright and sea-port facility manufacturing industries have reached international standards in many aspects with a competitive edge. But China needs to admit that the domestic companies still have a long way to go in terms of details and secondary facilities. China needs a stage to present their current technology skills in shipwright and sea-port facility manufacturing industries. Yet, China also needs a window to learn systematically the advanced technology abroad and a platform consistent with the development in the world in order to broaden horizons and learn about the international market and competitions. By doing so, China will stand out in the world’s shipwright and sea-port facility manufacturing. Europort China undoubtedly provides the country with this excellent trading, learning and communication channel.


As the marine transportation center in northern China, Tianjin undoubtedly is the most ideal venue for Europort China. In June 2005, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao investigated the new coastal communities in Tianjin, and gave the instructions to begin the construction of the coastal areas to develop Tianjin into a northern center for marine transportation and international resource distribution. The coastal development has already been listed as one of the strategies of the “11th Five Year Plan”.

Tianjin, located at the cross-section of Beijing-Tianjin city loop and round-Bohai Sea economic circle, is the closest sea-port to inland areas among all the cities. It’s the maritime gateway of the Capital Beijing and Tianjin. It has international trade relations with more than 180 countries/districts and more than 400 sea-ports as of today. The throughput brings about huge demand for transportation and resource distribution facilities, along with the accessory market, providing the related businesses with unprecedented business opportunities.

The exhibition venue, Tianjin Coastal International Exhibition Center, is situated in the core economic area of the Tianjin Coastal New District. The location is blessed with opportunities.

Human Resource

Europort China has gained the full support of the local government and businesses. The Tianjin People’s government will be involved in the organization and business planning process of this exhibition as the host.

The organizers of this exhibition are an internationally renowned exhibition agency -- Ahoy Rotterdam and VNU Exhibitions Asia. Ahoy Rotterdam organizes around 30 trading and consumer products exhibitions every year, enjoying 35+ years of experience in the field. VNU Exhibitions Asia is one of the main-stream exhibition organizers in China, holding 20+ various exhibitions yearly.

The impetus of the development of international marine transportation industry is in China. Europort China picked the most ideal timing and location, which gives us the confidence that this exhibition will become a professional conference of international marine industry and trading.

About Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)

Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) was established in 1984 with the approval of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the first state-class economic-technological development areas in the country.

TEDA is located in the center of a larger area bordering Bohai Sea and the east of the Asia-Europe Land Bridge, thus serving as the gate to the two super cities of Beijing and Tianjin, and the throat connecting the northeast of China. By the end of 2006, 4,299 foreign companies have landed in TEDA. Of the Fortune 500 companies, 57 multinational companies, from 10 countries and regions, including such well-established multinational giants as Motorola, Samsung and Toyota, invested in 123 enterprises in TEDA. In 2000, "Fortune" listed TEDA as one of the most highly recommended economic areas in China. In 2002 UNIDO listed TEDA as one of the most dynamic areas of China together with Shenzhen, Suzhou, Wenzhou, Shanghai Pudong and Xi'an High-tech Park.

Source: Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area
Keywords: Transportation