Xi'an International Trade and Logistic Park was established by the Shaanxi provincial Party committee, the provincial government and Xi'an municipal government as an innovative approach to help Xi'an adjust its industrial structure, transform its economic development pattern, upgrade its service industry and establish an inland logistics center. The government regards this project as a top priority, according to the strategy of developing the western region.
Located in the delta region between the Bahe River and the Weihe River in northeast Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, Xi'an International Trade and Logistic Park occupies 44.6 square kilometers of area and is divided into eight functional areas, including the container operation zone, comprehensive free trade zone, domestic trade zone, comprehensive service zone, residential area, emergency logistics park, industrial transfer zone and urban-rural development area.
Xi'an International Trade and Logistic Park has set up an efficient transportation system featuring rivers, air transport, railways and highways reinforced by the logistics center of Xi'an Railway Container Freight Station, Xi'an Comprehensive Free Trade Zone and Xi'an Highway Port. The park will lower logistics costs, promote the service industry, and accelerate industry agglomeration. It seeks to become the largest international inland port in China and the most important logistics hub in the upper and middle reaches of the Yellow River, as well as a modern city driven by the service industry. The establishment of the park is firmly supported by the State and provincial and municipal governments and was described in the Opinions on the In-Depth Implementation of the Western Development Strategy.
Since June 2008, when the port administrative committee restructured, the park has made great achievements in setting up an inland port, development zone and eastern new town.
The Xi'an International Trade and Logistic Park plans to develop into an influential international inland port in China targeting both the domestic and international market. It will help to improve the investment environment and set up a solid platform to undertake industrial transfer from China's eastern coastal area and the world.
In 2011, the park initiated strategic cooperation with China's nine major ports and logistics centers, including Tianjin Port, Horgos Port in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and Nenghua Logistics Center in Yulin, Shaanxi province. Much effort was focused on operation, financing, relocation and investment.
Xi'an International Trade and Logistic Park will continue to explore the innovative approach of socio-economic integration, strive to promote integrated urban-rural development and construct a new international town that is modern, ecological and livable.