Taicang port has become the first port
along the Yangtze River in China where the state-owned China Ocean
Shipping Company (COSCO Group) has handled more than one million
containers in a year.
The total includes containers brought to
Taicang as well as those shipped from the port to overseas and other
destinations. The total was reached in the first 11 months of this year,
according to the company's celebration ceremony held on Dec 19.
A leading company in the world shipping
community, the COSCO Group is optimistic about and also supports Taicang
port's development and has continuously increased its shipping capacity
there over the past year.
It is expected that 1.06 million
containers will be handled by the COSCO Group at Taicang port by year's
end, about 23 percent of the containers passing through the port on all
Head of the COSCO Group believes that
Taicang port enjoys huge development potential and hopes to cooperate
further with the port in its operations and route arrangements.
Driven by a group of such shippers as
the COSCO Group, the container business at Taicang port has seen rapid
development with over 4.2 million containers shipped this year, an
increase of 15.7 percent year-on-year. One hundred and ninety-one
container routes are now available at the port.
The head of the management committee of
Taicang port said that it will continue to create a favorable
environment to attract more shipping resources and to contribute to
Taicang's economic development.