Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal Ltd. (YRDICTL) recently boosted cargo consolidation service at the Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal (YRDICT) in China with the opening of an independent gate for the terminal’s container freight stations (CFS).

The new gate enables YRDICT to achieve faster turnaround time in its CFS operations as well as increase overall terminal productivity.

‘The new CFS gate will definitely improve efficiency of all ship-side operations, container yard receiving and delivery, as well as CFS operations at the terminal,’ says Apollo Zhou, YRDICTL general manager. ‘Local customs also welcomed this development,’ he adds.

All trucks delivering or picking up cargo at the CFS now go through the new gate without disrupting container yard operations. Prior to the opening of the new gate, trucks passed through the main terminal gate and through the yard before reaching the CFS.

YRDICT’s CFS operates 24/7 under close management supervision with round-the-clock customs, safety and security checks. It includes an open yard freight station of 41,600 square meters and a warehouse of 4,480 square meters, and handles over 400 TEUs a day.

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