15/12/2021 | China

China will construct 100 cold chain logistics bases by 2025

As part of the country's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), the National Development and Reform Commission has announced a development plan to improve service capacity and increase the efficiency of the cold chain logistics sector.
 
With the construction of some 100 national logistics bases during the period of this XIV Five-Year Plan, the head of the Commission, Zhang Jiangbo, announced that a first batch of 17 bases has been built.
 
The Commission also plans to create 8 main channels for cold chain logistics during the XIV Five-Year Plan period, connecting agricultural production areas with 19 urban centers.
 
In addition, a national logistics platform will be created to monitor traceability, improve control of the entire chain and standardize the process in real time.
 
According to the National Development and Reform Commission, in 2020 China's cold chain logistics market exceeded 380 billion yuan ($ 60 billion), its cold storage capacity reached about 180 million cubic meters and refrigerated vehicles 280,000 units, more than double the figures registered at the end of the XII Five-Year Plan (2011-2015).
 
 
 
Source: ecns.cn, english.scio.gov.cn, globaltimes.cn
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