growth rate of Zhuhai Port container-throughput has surpassed that of
23 other major coastal ports in China since 2016. And in 2017, the port
handled 2.27 million TEUs -- a 37.3 percent year-on-year increase.
15.3-percent rise in total cargo throughput to 130 million tons put it
in second place with annual handling capacity of more than a hundred
multidimensional development based on improved infrastructure is
attributed for the steady progress. It will account for even more as the
port is expected to join the world's top 50 within four years.
Port Holdings Group operated 67 container shipping lines last year with
sea-rail combined channels increasing to 15 in number. The key task of
establishing the Sichuan-Guizhou-Guangdong-Southern Asia International
Logistics Channel also experienced a breakthrough; construction of the
first stage of Phase I of the Guizhou (Changming) International Land
Port, recognized as a national demonstration project, was completed. The
expansion of land-sea combined logistics channels exemplifies ambition
to become a strategic Belt & Road pivot.
those lines, Zhuhai International Container Terminal (Gaolan) began
official operations as a designated port for fruit imports in January.
Quickly and efficiently inspected were 67,809 kg of pitaya (dragon
fruit) from Vietnam. Meanwhile, final approvals were granted for a major
shipping lane for vessels with capacity of 50 kilotons.
Port Shipping Container Terminal completed handover of the #2 and #3
berths to operators, an important step in its second stage of
development. Toward becoming a trade hub, the port has also enhanced its
ability to collect and distribute cargos. Expansion of a barge fleet
over the Xijiang River and an increase in the number of routes in that
area to 22 were key upgrades.
Zhuhai Port Holdings Group executive said that multiple measures giving
full play to unique geographic advantages will be taken to build a
strategic fulcrum in a modern, international, green, and smart logistics
network in South China.
company's 2017-21 Development Strategy projects handling capacity of
Zhuhai Port (including Gaolan and Hongwan in Jinwan and Nanping
districts, plus affiliated ones in Yunfu of Guangdong and Wuzhou of
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region) is to exceed 200 million tons by 2021,
with throughput of 5 million TEUs.