Cargo ships dock at Zhoushan Port. [Photo/WeChat account: china-zjftz]
Zhoushan in East China's Zhejiang province expanded its export business in high-value goods as the Dapin Yihao ship, which was loaded with 5,000 metric tons of equipment, departed the comprehensive bonded zone wharf in Zhoushan for Indonesia on Nov 21.
These goods included electric dust collectors, electrode paste, and castables.
"This batch of equipment belongs to Tsingshan Holding Group and they will be used for Tsingshan's industrial park in Indonesia," said a staff member from Ningbo Zhoushan Port Zhoushan Port Co Ltd.
He added that Tsingshan, a top Chinese steel manufacturing company, used to export its equipment from Ningbo Port and that this is the first time that the company has delivered its equipment at Zhoushan Port.
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China saw an increase in export cargo and busy ports this year," said the staff member. "Therefore, we have taken the initiative to negotiate with export companies, including Tsingshan."
Since this year, all of the port companies in Zhoushan have ramped up efforts to expand their business and attracted export companies to use their wharfs to deliver high-value goods.
In the first 10 months of the year, the grain throughput of Zhoushan port area totaled 12.2 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 67.16 percent, while the cargo throughput of the comprehensive bonded zone wharf surged 86.03 percent year-on-year to 2.52 million tons.