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Historical “double 11” breakthrough of Ningbo Zhoushan Port

On January 15, Ningbo Zhoushan Port released the following information: according to statistics from Zhejiang Port and Shipping Management Center, the total cargo handling capacity of this port reaches 1.119 billion tons in 2019, making it the only mega port in the world with an annual figure overtaking 1.1 billion tons and ranking first in the world for 11 consecutive years. Its container handling capacity exceeded 27.53 million, ranking among the top three in the world.

“As the largest comprehensive cargo hub, Ningbo Zhoushan Port has complete wharves and deals with all kinds of goods. Cargo like mine, coal and oil associated with the sustainability of national economy all can be transferred and dealt here”, said person concerned from Ningbo Zhoushan Port.

Experts in Port circle suggested that the double “11” breakthrough is of great significance to the integrated high quality development of Zhejiang Sea Ports

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Zhoushan Port's container throughput in the first half of the year reached 13.9 million container

The latest production report of Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group shows that in the first half of 2019, the container throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port reached 13.9 million TEUs, an increase of 4.7% year-on-year, and the growth rate increased by 1.7 percentage points from the first quarter. Among them, the container throughput of countries and regions along the “Belt and Road” accounted for more than 40%.

Since the beginning of 2019, Ningbo Zhoushan Port has been striving to improve the port service level and accelerate the “paperless” reform of the port. At the same time, through the expansion of container yards, the improvement of dock berthing capacity, and the provision of intelligent equipment, the efficiency of port collection and distribution is further enhanced.

The strong growth of import and domestic trade has become an important driving force for container throughput recovery. Since the beginning of 2019, Ningbo Port has maintained steady growth in Asian traditional trading partners such as Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN market. According to the statistics of Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group, the throughput of the first half of the year to Southeast Asia and the

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Container throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port accounts for more than 10% of the country in the first 4 months

According to the latest national port data released by the Ministry of Transport, from January to April, Ningbo Zhoushan Port, an important port along the coast, completed cargo throughput of 348.06 million tons, up 1.2% year-on-year; container throughput was 8.94 million TEUs, an increase of 3.3% year-on-year, accounting for one-tenth of the total container throughput of 82.27 million TEUs.


As of the end of April, the total number of container routes in Ningbo Zhoushan Port has reached 246, including 113 ocean trunk lines.  The sea-rail combined transport business has become a bright spot for container growth. From January to April, a total of 243,000 TEUs were completed, an increase of 49.5% year-on-year. Four new trains were added, and the total number of sea-rail intermodal trains has increased to 14.  The yellow sand, liquefied oil products and automobile ro-ro equipment are on the rise, with the auto-rolling business completing a throughput of 88,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 206.84%.  Affected by events such as the collapse of the Brazilian tailings dam and the hurricane in Australia, the throughput of iron ore in Zhoushan Port of Ningbo decreased slightly

Ningbo-Zhoushan Port ranks No.13 among global shipping centers

The 2019 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Center Development Index was issued on July 11. The top five global shipping centers are Singapore, Hong Kong,London,ShanghaiandDubai.Ningbo-ZhoushanPortranks No.13 among all of the shipping centers.

Besides Shanghai and Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, the other Chinese shipping centers also included in the top 30 of the list include Guangzhou (No.16), Qingdao (No.17), Dalian (No.20), Shenzhen (No.22), Tianjin (No.240, Kaoshiung (No.25) and Xiamen (No.30).

In 2018, as the only one port with the throughput of over one billion tons in the world,Ningbo-ZhoushanPortachieved a total container throughput of over 26 million TEUs, ranking No.2 inChinaand No.3 in the world. In the first five months of this year, the volume of container throughput of the port continued to increase, with a total of 11.49 million TEUs, up by 4% over the same period of last year.

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No.7 container berth of Meishan Port checked and accepted

The No.7 container berth of Meishan Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port has recently been checked and accepted upon completion, becoming another container berth with the largest maximum tonnage in China. 
The project is 459 meters long and 59 meters wide, with a designed capacity of 200,000 tons. The berth is connected with the land through an approach span, which is 22 meters wide and 436 meters long. 
The No.6 to NO.10 container berths of the Meishan Port are located on the south of the Chuanshan Peninsula, to the north of Xiangshan Bay and southeast of the Meishan Island, just next to the No.1 to No.5 container berths. 
According to a person in charge from Ningbo Municipal Administration of Port and Shipping, the No.6 to No.10 berths are the top-level container berths in China. With a total investment of about 7.8 billion yuan, they will be built as two 200,000-ton berths and three 150,000-ton ones, with the overall berth length of 2,150 meters and a designed annual passage capacity of 4.3 million TEUs. 

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