Wangfoong Transportation Ltd, member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Hong Kong, operated their first truck to move cargo via the world longest bridge-cum-tunnel sea crossing – Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (or Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge/HZMB), connecting Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macau, was officially opened on 24th October this year. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the first direct land-based passage to and from Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macau. Compared with the traditional waterways with 4 to 5 hours detour on land via the Humen Bridge, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge reduces the transportation time to about 1 hour, accordingly improves the production efficiency of the entire supply chain.
On 24th October, Wangfoong provided a full truckload service for a client with an inbound air shipment, from Hong Kong to Zhuhai. In addition to rapid travelling, the customs clearance procedure was efficient and total lead time from Hong Kong to Zhuhai was about 1.5 hours.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge achieves below logistics advantages:
- Point-to-point delivery
Direct from consignor’s warehouse and delivery to consignee’s warehouse without multiple transfers, which greatly reduces extra risks in cargo re-handling.
- Operating 24 hours a day with 1-hour travel distance
Without bypassing Zhongshan, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen and other cities, it takes 45 minutes to travel the 55-km distance via the Bridge.
- Connecting the core cities in Pearl River Delta
With direct connection between Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macau, this fosters the flow of people, logistics, capital and information in Greater Bay Area. The interaction in no doubt will drive more business opportunities.
- Alternative shipping mode
Under extreme weather condition, besides traditional water transport, land transport via the Bridge is still possible with no compromise on the travelling time.