Container transport hits record high in January

Category: Ningbo District
Published: Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:32

According to Ningbo Port Group, in January container throughput in Ningbo Port totaled 1.39 million TEUs, an increase of 10.2 percent, hitting a record high.

Since the beginning of 2012, while several international shipping companies are further integrating their Europe and Asia routes, Ningbo Port took initiative to ensure the total number of routes. The number of container flights per month reaches 1357, boosting the container volumes. So far, the ocean-going main lines have completed a throughput of 1.049 million TEUs, an increase of 14.3%.

Meanwhile, Ningbo Port Group strives to reduce transport costs for their clients by introducing more shipping routes and extra ships. The group also tries to expand north and south coastal container hinterland. In January, the "dry port" has contributed 16,838 TEUs to its throughput, an increase of 13% year-on-year. In addition, taking the opportunity of the central government's call for expanding domestic demand, Ningbo Port Group has launched new services like the rail-sea intermodal transportation service.