China’s busiest port sees robust container throughput growth
File photo shows a cargo vessel at Chuanshan port zone of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, East China’s Zhejiang province.

China’s busiest port, the Port of Ningbo Zhoushan in the eastern province of Zhejiang, reported strong growth in container throughput in January.

The port’s container throughput exceeded 2.88 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) last month, a year-on-year increase of 14.5 percent, according to the port operator.

The port has newly opened one near-sea shipping route, increasing its total number of shipping routes to 261.

The port handled more than 1.17 billion tonnes of cargo in 2020, up over 4 percent year on year and ranking first in the world for a 12th straight year, showed statistics from the Ministry of Transport.

The port’s container throughput hit 28.72 million TEUs last year, up over 4 percent year on year and ranking third globally.


Source: Xinhua