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Zhoushan aims to build world-class port

Updated : 2022-07-21 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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Bridge cranes load containers onto ships at the Dapukou container terminal of Jintang port area in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: china-zjftz] 

The Zhoushan area of the China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, has been ramping up efforts to develop Zhoushan Port into a world-class port. 

For example, authorities have accelerated the second phase of construction of a facility consisting of five berths at the Dapukou container terminal within the Jintang port area of Zhoushan Port. 

The five berths are expected to have an annual throughput of 2.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). 

Authorities are also planning to bolster the digitalization of port services. 

Zhoushan has established a river-and-sea coordinated transport center which uses advanced digital technology to provide services for over 37,000 vessels of more than 3,000 companies.

The total volume of the river-and-sea coordinated transport in Zhoushan reached 151 million metric tons in the first half of this year, up 1.78 percent year-on-year. 

Zhoushan will also channel its resources toward developing maritime industries and promoting smart governance, according to a local official.