An international ship berths at Zhoushan Port and will be provided with supplies by local companies. [Photo/WeChat account: china-zjftz]
The international maritime service base in the Zhoushan area of the China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone generated 19 billion yuan ($2.92 billion) in maritime services in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 40 percent, local media reported.
In the first six months of the year, the service base introduced 59 maritime service companies involved in shipbuilding, shipping agencies, and ship trading.
The service base has also improved the meteorological monitoring facilities of oil supply anchorages. The oil extraction station on Huangzeshan Island has started operations, while two ships for maritime service have been put into service.
In addition, the service base has signed an agreement on the integrated supply of bonded bunker fuel with Shanghai, which establishes the mutual recognition mechanism for the supervision of pilot enterprises and barges.