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Shanghai the third city in the world with an annual air cargo volume reaching 4 million tons
    Shanghai's annual air cargo volume has reached 4 million tons, making it the third city in the world to reach this target following Hong Kong and Memphis. It's deemed as a milestone for Shanghai's effort in building itself into an international air hub.
    The annual compound growth rate of Shanghai's air cargo volume has been kept at 5 percent in recent years. Its cargo throughput accounts for one fourth of the total of all the airports in China and its international cargo throughput makes up almost half of that of all airports nationwide.
    The city's air cargo volume accounts for only 0.8 percent of its total port cargo throughput, but the former's value makes up 34.2 percent of the total value of the city's import and export goods.
    Shanghai has two airports with six runways and three international (regional) cargo transshipment centers. It's also the first city in the country to incorporate cargo shipment area into comprehensive bonded area and Free Trade Zone. 
    By now, there are 103 airlines having regular cargo shipment businesses in Shanghai. The air routes of Pudong International Airport covers 279 cities globally; Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport's air routes cover 87 cities in Japan, South Korea as well as Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. 
    Pudong International Airport is the only airport in the world to have three major global logistic companies, UPS, DHL northern Asia logistics hub, and Fedex.
    Shanghai Pudong International Airport has also set up a project team to work on strategic layout in trans-border e-commerce and cold chain logistics. And the trans-border business growth rate has exceeded 110 percent annually. Meanwhile, a trans-border business center is being planned to support the trans-border e-commerce business for the next two decades.
    Also, Shanghai Airport Authority is working with Shanghai Customs, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau to push forward supervision innovations and to introduce full-time, paperless clearance and to accelerate the process.