Favorable location and convenient transportation
Nanjing is a regional central city and a gateway metropolis of the Yangtze River Delta. It is easily accessible from nearby regions, with its influence extending to a vast regional market that has an area of 55,000 km2 and a permanent population of 31 million. Nanjing has the largest inland waterway port in Asia, the largest railway hub in Asia, and the fifth largest international freight airport in China. Nanjing is an integrated transportation hub, boasting a three-dimensional transportation network that consists of an airport, high-speed railways, metro lines, and the port.
Upon completion of the Nanjing Lukou International Airport Phase II Project in 2014, the annual passenger volume is expected to reach 30 million. The Nanjing port is a multi-functional river-sea port for waterway-land transportation, cargo distribution, and international trade. Upon completion of the 12.5-m Deep Yangtze River Course Dredging Project, ships with 80,000 DWT will be able to dock directly in Nanjing. Nanjing has the largest electric, mechanized, and modern cargo train marshalling station in Eastern China and is connected to the main railway networks and major cities across China through the Jin-Pu (Beijing-Nanjing), Hu-Ning (Shanghai-Nanjing), and Ning-Wu (Nanjing-Wuhu) arterial railways. Nanjing South Railway Station is one of the five origination stations for the Jing-Hu railway. The Jing-Hu high-speed railway commenced operation in 2011 and provides service from Nanjing to Shanghai in about 75 minutes and service to Beijing in 4 hours.