A view of the Laotangshan wharf in Zhoushan Port. [Photo/WeChat account: china-zjftz]
The cargo throughput of Zhoushan Port in East China's Zhejiang province rose 2.9 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of the year to 447 million metric tons, according to the Zhoushan shipping and port bureau.
The port performed well in the throughput of oil and gas, achieving the goal of 100 million tons a month earlier than predicted. This throughput accounted for 22.8 percent of the total in Zhoushan Port.
Its throughput of grain and coal jumped 65.19 percent and 41.29 percent to 10.83 million tons and 29.73 million tons respectively in the Jan-Sept period.
Among the wharfs in Zhoushan, Shulanghu delivered 50.33 million tons of cargo, Liuheng delivered 17.06 million tons of coal, and the grain throughput of Laotangshan surged 64.9 percent year-on-year to over 10 million tons, an increase that is far higher than the national rate.
During the first three quarters, the container throughput of Zhoushan Port increased 4.57 percent year-on-year to 1.35 million twenty-feet equivalent units.
The port has also launched two more international routes, increasing the total number to 20.
In the fourth quarter of the year, Zhoushan will further tap the potential productivity of its wharfs to deliver more bulk cargo, coal, and liquefied natural gas, said a staff member from Zhoushan shipping and port bureau.