The fourth container project in Taicang
port started construction on April 28 with an expected annual throughput
of two million containers, local media reported.
Located next to the third container
project, this project contains four 50,000-ton berths, extends 1,292
meters and covers more than 1.2 million square meters.
The rail-mounted gantry cranes in the
fourth project's yard are expected to be fully automatic, the first such
arrangement in Jiangsu province or among the ports along the Yangtze
With an investment of about 3.8 billion yuan ($596.6 million), the new project is expected to be operational by the end of 2021.
As an important part of Shanghai role as
an international shipping center, Taicang port gives priority to the
development of container transportation. At present, it is home to 10
berths with designed annual throughput of 4.35 million containers.
In 2017, Taicang port handled 4.51
million containers, ranking first among the Yangtze River ports and 35th
in the world, and the fourth project will improve the port's handling
capacity by 50 percent.