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China in focus: Transport and logistics in the stone industry

News   •   Jan 16, 2017 15:14 CET

Stone – a strong construction and timelessly decorative material

Stone is widely used in the construction industry worldwide as a structural, building, and furnishing material. Using stone for construction goes way back in history, as it is a strong and durable building material but also timelessly decorative. Stone used for construction can be categorised into three rock types: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Stone used for architectural decoration often includes granite, marble and quartzite.

Stone distribution in China is focused to the southeast coast

Stone is mainly distributed from three provinces in China. There are the Fujian and Guangdong provinces in the south and the Shandong province in the east. The Fujian province is the largest with more than 80% of all Chinese stone products being processed there. Most of our stone factory customers in China are located in Shuitou and Quanzhou in the Fujian province about 100 km from our Greencarrier Freight Services office in Xiamen.

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