NINGBO - Annual cargo throughput hit 1 billion tons at
Ningbo-Zhoushan port in East China's Zhejiang province, the port said on
This makes the port the first in the world to exceed such volume, said Mao Jianhong, chairman of Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group.
The port deepened cooperation with major shipping companies and
harbors along the Belt and Road, adding five sea routes to raise its
total to 86. It also signed cooperation agreements with 20 other ports,
Ningbo-Zhoushan port handled over 10 million standard containers from
countries and regions along the Belt and Road this year, up 16 percent
year-on- year, he added.
The port also launched sea-rail transport services with 11 trains
providing services to 36 cities in 14 provinces in China as well as
countries in central and northern Asia and eastern Europe.
Container handling volume of its sea-rail transport is expected to
surpass 400,000 standard containers this year, up 60 percent
The Ningbo-Zhoushan port lies at the meeting point of the Silk Road
Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. It is the busiest
port in China with 242 sea routes linking more than 600 harbors around