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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.

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.

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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