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Ningbo Port container throughput reaching historic high in May

According to the latest statistics by Ningbo Port Co. Ltd., the container throughput of the port in May reached 1.462 million TEUs, surpassing the mark of 1.4 million TEUs for the first time, an increase of 12.3% over the same period last year, and setting the new historical high of monthly record.

In May, Ningbo Port made great efforts in developing new shipping routes and succeeded in opening seven new container routes. By the end of May, there had been 233 container routes, including 118 ocean routes, which account for 50.64% of the total number. It strengthened strategic cooperation with shipping companies to attract them to develop new transit paths centered on Ningbo Port. The port also focus on the development of water-water transit operation, resulting in a container throughput of 299,000 TEUs, up by 30% over the same period last year

Ningbo Customs facilitating exports of aquatic products

The latest statistics released by Ningbo Customs show that in the first eight months of 2011 the total value of export of aquatic products amounted to 220 million US dollars, increased by 51.5% over the same period of last year. With the ending of the moratorium, the exports of aquatic products from the Ningbo port are sure to rise further.

Among the aquatic products exported, the live eel is the most popular with foreign customers in the first eight months. The total export value of live eel added up to 41.92 million US dollars, up by 22.7% over the same period of last year. Taking into consideration the fact that the export of aquatic products calls for a high speed of customs clearance, Ningbo Customs makes innovations to optimize its supervision mode and make efforts to facilitate the clearance. To be specific, the Customs adopts the "pre-declaring" mode for the bulk fresh seafood, and opens the "green passage" for fishing industry so that the fresh seafood can be promptly dealt with and pass the Customs as quickly as possible. In this way, the exporters may feel quite relieved.

In addition, by actively going into enterprises to do field research and to publicize relevant policies, Ningbo Customs endeavors to make suggestions to enterprises and help them solve the problems occurred in the process of transformation and upgrading.

It is said that for the first eight months this year, Ningbo's exports of aquatic products to Japan reached 89.77 million US dollars, up by 61.1% over the same period of last year.

2010 Ningbo port and shipping development report released

Ningbo Bureau of Port and Shipping Administration released the 2010 Ningbo port and shipping development report on September 6. The report shows that last year, with the constant recovery of world economy and the rapid development of national economy, the overall trade for Ningbo port and shipping is well under way. With its cargo throughput standing at 4.12 million tons, the port of Ningbo ranked 3rd in China. The container throughput reached 1.30035 million standard containers, boasting the biggest increase among the top 30 ports worldwide and ranking 3rd in China and 6th in the world. With the  overall amount of waterway transportation adding up to 1.23 million tons, last year saw a great improvement in the coastal container transportation at home. The investment in constructing the waterway transportation reached 3,501 million RMB yuan, and 1270 ships were inspected. During the year, the strength of the shipping enterprises was further enhanced, and working ships and specialized ships become the main product of Ningbo shipbuilding industry.

2010 Ningbo port and shipping development report covers the outline of Ningbo port and shipping development during the 11th Five-year Plan Period, major events of Ningbo port and shipping development in 2010, the development and administration of the port, the development and administration of shipping, the construction and management of infrastructure for waterway transportation and the ship inspection. It is an authorized report revealing the general situation of the port and shipping development of Ningbo.

Beilun Invests Hugely in Low-carbon Navigation

Recently, 13 navigation companies and 2 port logistics enterprises in Beilun received 29,190,000 Yuan from the government for technical innovation, which injects vitality to the forging of low-carbon water transportation business.
Confronted with fierce competitions and increasingly rising price of fuel and transportation costs, the Beilun waterborne enterprises turn to energy-efficient and low-carbon navigation by replacing small ships with larger ones and old ones with new ones.
It is said that such adjustments can save more than 27% fuel per ton during a unit time. In the first half of the year, oil consumption of Beilun waterborne enterprises is 37952.6 tons, 2213.8 tons lower than that of the last year.
“By offering the special capital for transforming and supporting technology, we are devoted to building low-carbon, large-scale and intensive navigation”, said Chen Yonghai from the Beilun port and navigation administration. “We are accelerating to replace the old ships with large tonnage ones that meet the standard and are environmental-friendly so as to create a large, unique and new water transportation business.”
The statistics has that until June of this year, there are 19 registered waterborne enterprises and 42 water service companies in Beilun, with 40 transportation ships and transportation capacity of 8,920,000tons.

Guangming bulk cargo terminal received a 10,000 T vessel

A vessel with 18000 tons of coal from Qinhuangdao successfully called at the 50,000 T Guangming bulk cargo terminal of Beilun a couple of days ago. This was the first time that a vessel of this tonnage got anchored in the terminal, signifying that the transfer capacity of the Beilun Port has come on a new stage.

The Guangming terminal is the largest one in the north Chuanshan Port. It is located at the northern side of the Chuanshan peninsula, having a 50,000 T and a 20,000 T berths. Meanwhile, it can receive two 30,000 T vessels of bulk cargoes at the same time. In addition, it has a 10,000 T berth, capable of receiving three 500 T barges at the same time. The handling capacity reached eight million tons, with total investment of 906 million yuan.

As an important coal terminal and a transfer base of bulk goods, the project started to be built in September 2008. It can further alleviate the transport pressure of the market demand on coals and can improve the investment environment. Meanwhile, it can improve the transshipment capacity of the port and help to solve the bottleneck problem of port logistics of Beilun.

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