Lianyungang is one of China's first coastalcities opening to the outside world and has trade relations with 184 countriesand regions. Investors and merchants from more than 30 countries and regionshave invested in more than 4,000 projects here.
With the Lianyungang Economic andTechnological Development Area, the National Demonstration Area for theCooperation among China’s Eastern, Central and Western Regions, the LianyungangHigh-Tech Industrial Development Zone, and 8 provincial development zones andparks, Lianyungang boasts special customs supervisions areas, including the exportprocessing zones, the bonded logistics center, thus becoming one of the three biggestinternational business centers in Jiangsu Province. Moreover, establishments ofthe 20 comprehensive bonded area and Free Trade Port City.
With the policy of declaring at territoryand inspecting and clearing at the arrival ports, Lianyungang Port has covered15 provinces by transregional clearance and inspection and quarantine release,and formed the Land Bridge logistics alliance with the major cities along theLand Bridge, hence 9 inland dry ports have been established. TheLianyungang-Xinjiang-Asia railway service has been put into service with twotrains scheduled each week. ‘Harmonious Lianyungang’, the largest ro-ropassenger vessel in Asia, has launched its maiden voyage.