Over the years, China Yiwu has formed the developed logistics system which is compatible with the commodity market, including road, rail and air transportaion. Currently, Yiwu city has a total of 3,000 logistics companies. The road transportation covers 31 provinces over 320 cities and the rail transfer station connects more than 20 railway Stations of China. In addition, the global top 20 shipping companies have set up branches and agencies in Yiwu. Every year international air cargo in Yiwu exceed 3 million tons and the various daily courier services capacity is over of 150,000 pieces.
Now, Yiwu has become an important international inland port of Zhejiang Province, the largest LTL freight loading logistics center. Latest data shows that this year from January to october, Yiwu international logistics center has completed 486,000 TEUs container operations, getting an comparative growth rate of 35.5%. China Shipping, CMA CGM of France, American President Lines, and other global shipping companies have set branch offices and agencies in Yiwu. All this have greatly contributed to intergration with the mainstream global logistics network. At the same time, leaded by the four international express global giants, United Parcel Service (UPS), TNT Express (TNT), Federal Express (FEDEX) and DHL Express (DHL), more than 60 express companies established branches or offices in Yiwu.
Municipal government attaches great importance to the development of modern logistics and regard the developing of regional logistics as an important content in building famous international business city, They propose strategic goals of building “Yiwu Port” and constructing regional logistics nodes city of China. Directing at the characteristics of small wares, Yiwu Customs head office specifically make “tourist shopping goods” policy and simplify the classification. The customs cooperate with Ningbo Customs and creat the model of “allopatry customs clearance and port release”, which opens the fast export channel through Shanghai port and Ningbo port. In 2007, the Yi wu western railway station runs international containers trains from Yiwu to Manchuria and Russia. Yiwu temporary air port have been openned for 4 years. And the government have opened to and fro air line from Yiwu to Hong Kong, which lay a good foundation for the opening of international flight in the future.