Laotangshan wharf, a main grain distribution center at Zhoushan Port. [Photo/WeChat account: china-zjftz]
Zhoushan Port in East China's Zhejiang province recorded a steady growth of cargo throughput in the first half of the year, statistics from the city's shipping and port administration showed.
The cargo throughput at the port climbed 6.7 percent year-on-year to 303 billion metric tons during this period, including 993.96 million tons of foreign trade cargo.
In terms of cargo types, the grow rate of iron ore throughput maintained solid growth, while that of oil, coal, and grain maintained double-digit increases.
From January to July, the iron ore throughput at Zhoushan Port totaled 887.3 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 0.86 percent. In addition, the oil, coal, and grain throughputs at the port jumped 12.18 percent, 41.2 percent, as well as 63.2 percent year-on-year to 70.26 million tons, 19.65 million tons, and 6.36 million tons.
In the first six months of the year, Zhoushan Port delivered 930,000 twenty-foot equivalent units, a year-on-year increase of 13.42 percent.
More efficient customs clearance at Zhoushan Port has contributed greatly to the growth of cargo throughput. Currently, the amount of data required for ships to submit has been reduced from 1,206 to 371, therefore cutting the time for customs clearance from 16 hours to two hours.