A new port to facilitate travel between Macau and Zhuhai, south China’s Guangdong Province, was officially put into use Tuesday, a new step to boost the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Dubbed a “super passage,” the main working area of the Hengqin port has a total floor area of 450,000 square meters, the equivalent to 63 football fields. It has a designed daily capacity for 222,000 passengers, which can help ease the pressure on Gongbei Port and increase the daily capacity for passenger flow between Guangdong and Macao.

Gongbei Port has long been the main passenger channel between Zhuhai and Macau. In 2019, the port saw a total of 145 million passengers, ranking first in China for eight consecutive years.

However, the Gongbei Port has been running far beyond its designed capacity, resulting in a series of problems such as prolonged queuing times and slow customs clearance procedures.

As a flagship project of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Hengqin Port significantly simplified clearance procedures.

Fonte: https://asiatimes.com/2020/08/hengqin-port-to-boost-growth-in-greater-bay-area/