Zhoushan Port in East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsrbs]
Zhoushan Port in East China's Zhejiang province handled 342 million metric tons of cargo throughput in the first half of this year, accounting for 50.4 percent of the Ningbo Zhoushan Port's total, up 10.73 percent year-on-year, according to authorities.
The port recorded a total of 1.62 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in container throughput over the period, representing a growth of 44.22 percent year-on-year.
The strong performance was largely due to efforts by authorities to innovate transport modes and advance digital upgrading.
For example, the port has established sea-rail intermodal connections and river-and-sea coordinated transport, offering new options for businesses. The port is expected to transport one million tons of grains through the transport mode this year.
Local shipping companies have also introduced intelligent equipment such as remote-controlled overhead cranes and intelligent tracked cranes to create fully automated container terminals.
In addition, authorities unveiled a market price index for oil warehousing over the period, the first of its kind in the province, which is playing a key role in advancing the city's high-quality development of an oil and gas industrial chain.
The port handled 78.61 million tons of oil and gas from January to June, an uptick of 18.09 percent year-on-year.