Zhoushan Port in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province delivered more than 100 million metric tons of oil and gas in the first nine months of the year, a year-on-year increase of 6.73 percent and exceeding the milestone one month earlier than last year.
"The stable increase of Zhoushan Port's throughput in oil and gas comes as a result of the global economic recovery, the increasing import demand from Chinese companies, and the improved production capacity of Zhoushan petrochemical companies," said a staff member from the local shipping and port bureau.
From January to September, Zhoushan received 460 international oil tankers carrying more than 55 million tons of oil and gas, while the output of its maritime service totaled 28.4 billion yuan ($4.41 billion).
The city supplied 3.8 million tons of bonded bunker oil in the same period, a year-on-year increase of 12 percent, and provided $2.42 billion worth of supplies to international ships, a year-on-year increase of 41.11 percent.
The Aoshan station of the Aoshan-Cezi-Mamu oil pipeline started operating this month, which will receive 10 million to 12 million tons of crude oil per year, making it an important contributor to the throughput of oil and gas in Zhoushan.
A 36 million ton-oil tanker leaves the Aoshan oil base in Zhoushan carrying 28 million tons of bonded bunker oil. [Photo/WeChat account: china-zjftz]