Jinhua is located in the southern wing of the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone with its center in Shanghai. It has such advantage of convenient transportation that it becomes the communications hub connecting the southeast coastal areas with the inland China. It is also a major hub of land transportation in China.
There is a network of highways in Jinhua that extend in all directions, leading to Hangzhou and Shanghai in the north, to Quzhou in the west, to Ningbo and Taizhou Ports in the east, and to Wenzhou Port in the south. The radiating highways, including the Hangzhou-Jinhua-Quzhou, Jinhua-Lishui-Wenzhou, Jinhua-Ningbo Expressways and 330 State Highway and 03 Provincial Highway, all contribute to the transportation network, with Jinhua at its center. The Taizhou-Jinyun and Zhuji-Yongkang Expressways are under construction. The plan of the Loop Road of Jinhua, Dongyang-Yongkang and Jinhua-Lin'an Expressways are under consideration. Today it is only a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Jinhua to Hangzhou, and a three-hour drive to Shanghai. When the Jinhua-Ningbo Expressway is open to traffic, the distance between the two cities will also be shortened to a 90-minute ride.
Three railroads, namely, the double-track Zhejiang-Jiangxi Railway, the Jinhua-Wenzhou Railway, and the Jinhua-Qiandaohu Railway, are intersected here in Jinhua. Among other railroads, the Jinhua-Ningbo and Jinhua-Jiaojiang Railways, and the Jinhua-Huangshan Railroad, are all included in the blueprint. Jinhua Railway Station, one that ranks Class 3 in Grade A according to the national standard, is the biggest marshalling yard in East China, and Jinhua is an important center of railway transportation in the area as well.
It is a 1-to-3-hour drive from the city of Jinhua to the surrounding international airports in Hangzhou, Shanghai and Ningbo, and a 20-minute drive to Yiwu Civil Airport, where over ten air routes are available at present, including those destined for Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Xiamen, etc.
In the vicinity of Jinhua are Shanghai Port, Ningbo Port and Wenzhou Port. The Jinhuajiang River (also known as the Wujiang River), the largest of the district, flows into the Grand Canal and other coastal ports. Today the waterless port¡ªan international container freight station¡ªhas been put into operation in Jinhua, where a straight-through CIQ supervision office has been set up. Cargoes sealed in Jinhua can be shipped directly to Ningbo Port for export shipment. A public tariff protective warehouse, which is the only of its type in the mid-western area of Zhejiang Province, has been built in the neighborhood.
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