The Liuheng port area in Zhoushan delivered 22.19 million metric tons of cargo from January to March, a year-on-year increase of 8.24 percent. [Photo/WeChat account: china-zjftz]
Liuheng port area in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province set a record high in cargo throughput in the first three months of this year, local media reported on April 19.
The port area delivered 22.19 million metric tons of cargo from January to March, a year-on-year increase of 8.24 percent, while the throughput of oil products and iron ore experienced double-digit year-on-year increase.
The substantial increase was mainly attributed to the Zhoushan coal transit terminal, Zhoushan Wugang terminal, and Jinrun oil transit terminal.
The coal transit terminal, owned by Zhejiang Zheneng Port Operation and Management Co, dealt with 45 coal carriers, with a total loading of 6.58 million tons of coal, a year-on-year increase of 29.6 percent.
The iron ore throughput at Wugang terminal jumped 14.27 percent year-on-year to 9.88 million tons. In February alone, the terminal delivered 4.04 million tons of iron ore, a year-on-year increase of 35.38 percent. Currently, the inventory amount at the terminal yard exceeds 1.33 million tons.
The Jinrun oil transit terminal delivered 1.03 million tons of oil products, a year-on-year increase of 13.32 percent.