Logistics lead pluralistic development in Linyi

Shandong takes development initiatives - Chinadaily.com.cn

The wide application of information technology at the Jinlan logistics market in Lanshan district of Linyi city, east China's Shandong, is a good example of how the progress of technology can help modernize the development of a traditional industry in the city.

Shandong takes development initiatives - Chinadaily.com.cn

President Xi Jinping paid an inspection visit to Linyi's logistics market on Nov 25, 2013, during which he urged operators to strengthen their efforts, advance with the times, explore pluralistic development and modernize the logistics industry.

Linyi's leading logistics company Lantian Group has invested 86 million yuan ($13.2 million) building the logistics information center of the market that shares data with more than 2,000 cities and towns in the country, maximizing logistical efficiency.

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Lanshan district has been accelerating the development of its logistics industry since 2019, when Linyi was recognized as a national logistics hub and as the province's Belt and Road comprehensive pilot zone. Linyi is trying to integrate with the new development paradigm, with domestic circulation as the main component featuring mutual reinforcement of both domestic and international dual circulations.

More than 800 trucks leave Linyi each day on average, and the annual sum of its logistics industry's business transactions has increased from 26 billion yuan in 2013 to 73 billion yuan last year.

As the transformation of the city's logistics industry indicates, Linyi has achieved initial success in replacing old growth drivers with new ones.

It is a matter of great urgency to constantly increase the quality and the efficiency of its economic growth and explore ways to replace old growth drivers with new ones to benefit the whole country. The city's core task is to take advantage of the ongoing technological revolution to cultivate new growth, upgrade the industries and build a modern industrial system.

As we realized that if we still hold the old steamer ticket featuring the old development model and industrial structure, we will never board the giant ship of high-quality development, and we will be a big encumbrance to the country in growth, energy saving and emissions reduction and regional coordinated development.

An unequivocal message indicates that although Linyi acknowledges the gap between its status quo and high-quality development, it is not resigned to it, and the city has no choice but to fight for improvement.