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The Guangdong section of the Litang-Zhanjiang railway electrification project has almost completed, with Zhanjiang's part due to be finished and opened this year.
Zhanjiang will open a trade platform on www.caacoop.com, China-ASEAN Agricultural Cooperation Network (CAACN) to seek market expansion of agricultural and marine products to ASEAN countries.
In the first two months of 2017, Zhanjiang exported 500 million yuan ($72.5 million) worth of products to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.
Zhanjiang's import and export volume of aquatic products hit $166 million in the first quarter, realizing a growth of 44 percent year-on-year, thanks in part to improved inspection and quarantine management.
In 2016, the value added of Zhanjiang's private economy hit 164 billion yuan ($23.8 billion), a growth of 8.5 percent year-on-year, thanks partly to favorable policies and greater government support.
New ocean liner services from Zhanjiang, Guangdong province to Kuantan and Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia started operations on April 3.