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Steadily, with Cargo Throughput Exceeding 500 Million Tons This Year

Since the beginning of this year, the container throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port has increased significantly. (Photo by Xia Chuanxi)

According to data from Zhejiang Port and Shipping Management Center, in the first five months of this year, Ningbo Zhoushan Port completed a cargo throughput of 509.43 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 13.15%; completed a container throughput of 13.238 million TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 23.5%. In May, Ningbo Zhoushan Port completed a cargo throughput of 111.0728 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 6.7%; completed a container throughput of 2,836,500 TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 16.5%.

Since the beginning of this year, China's foreign trade exports have continued to be strong, and the demand for containers is booming. Ningbo Zhoushan Port has strengthened production and service guarantees, actively weaving a dense air route network, and added an ocean trunk line in May, bringing the total number of routes to 270, of which 120 are ocean trunk lines. Internally, we actively responded to the tension problem of empty containers, maintained close communication with shipping companies, fully implemented the empty container subsidy policy, strived for more empty containers to come to Hong Kong, and tried our best to meet customer demand. In May, imports of empty containers increased by 15.08% month-on-month.

Actively optimize the collection and distribution network, and deepen the sea-rail combined transportation. From January to May, Ningbo Zhoushan Port completed 470,000 TEUs of sea-rail combined transportation, a year-on-year increase of 32.7%. In order to facilitate customers to understand relevant developments at the first time, and actively promote the release of "port opening time" and "order cut-off time" and related platform development, the seaport EDI center has now opened inbox announcement subscriptions to realize the push service function.

In terms of bulk cargo, Ningbo Zhoushan Port actively responded to the impact of market fluctuations and actively strived for the supply of goods. The iron ore unloading volume increased steadily. At the same time, we continued to promote the adjustment of the transportation structure and stabilized the amount of coal sent from railway to railway. The coal unloading volume increased significantly in May. Benefiting from the record high of Brazilian soybean production, this year, Ningbo Zhoushan Port's import and unloading volume of grain continues to be at a historical high. From January to May, the auto roll-on and roll-off business completed 140,000 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 27.27%. Crude oil, liquefied petroleum products and other businesses remained stable

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