Shenzhen has a three dimensional transportation network. Its port numbers rank first nationwide, and its transportation advantages are quite evident -- 32 airlines operate at Shenzhen airport on 172 routes, connecting 120 cities.
The Pearl River Delta in which Shenzhen is located has globally unrivalled infrastructure and facility advantages. From Shenzhen, key parts for almost any industry under the sun can be procured in less than a one-hour drive, meaning that scientific research accomplishments can quickly be transformed into innovative products. Shenzhen is very close to the world’s most developed markets--its border with Hong Kong is open 24/7, and it is only a one-hour ride to Hong Kong’s airport. After products are manufactured and leave factories, they can be sent anywhere in the world in less than an hour from Shenzhen and Hong Kong’s ports.
○ Both Shenzhen’s total imports/exports from foreign trade and its exports rank first among mainland China’s large cities; this is the 22nd consecutive ‘victory’ in mainland China for Shenzhen’s exports.
○ In 2014, Shenzhen’s port handling capacity ranked third worldwide amongst container ports. Shenzhen’s Bao’an International Airport is mainland China’s fourth largest airport.
○ Shenzhen ranked as one of Foreign Direct Investment’s (FDI) “10 Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future”.