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Ningbo Zhoushan Port’s cargo throughput in 2022 exceeds 1.25 billion tons, ranking first in the world for 14 consecutive years

It was learned yesterday that the cargo throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port in 2022 exceeded 1.25 billion tons, ranking first in the world for 14 consecutive years; the container throughput reached 33.35 million TEUs, ranking the third in the world.

At the beginning of the lunar new year, the giant port is quite busy.

During the 7-day holiday of the Spring Festival, Ningbo Beilun First Container Terminal Co., Ltd. has completed a total container throughput of 109000 TEUs, up 47.9% from last year's Spring Festival; in Meishan Port Area, Meidong Company has completed a total container throughput of more than 162000 TEUs, up 10% over the Spring Festival last year.

"Busy is the taste of New Year"

Because of the particularity of dock operations, it is common for port staff to work during the Spring Festival and work overtime in shifts.

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Ningbo Port Handed over a Brilliant Report Card Last Year

"In 2022, the company will export more than 100,000 finished vehicles, with a value of more than 1.2 billion US dollars, a year-on-year increase of nearly 50%." Li Tao, deputy director of the production and marketing coordination center of Zhejiang Geely Automobile International Trade Co., Ltd., said happily.

Not only Geely, last year, Ningbo Port enterprises through the study and judgment of market dynamics, strengthen independent innovation, supplemented by the continuous release of customs facilitation reform policy dividends, export report card is very eye-catching.

According to Ningbo Customs statistics, last year, the total import and export volume of Ningbo Port was 2.5 trillion yuan, an increase of 21.6% compared with the previous year. Among them, the export value was 1.79 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 22.5%; The import value was 703.35 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 19.3%.

Specifically, the EU, the United States and ASEAN are the top three trading partners of Ningbo Port, with import and export volumes of 453.97 billion yuan

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Ningbo Port launches optimized measures for border inspection

It is learned from Ningbo Entry-Exit Frontier Inspection Station that according to the requirements of the “Announcement of the State Migration Administration on Policies and Measures for Optimizing Immigration Management after novel coronavirus Infection’s classification as ‘Class B Control’ disease”, from January 8, 2023, Ningbo Entry Exit Frontier Inspection Station will launch the optimization measures for border inspection in Zhenhai District, Beilun District, Chuanshan Port area, Daxie Port area, Meishan Port area, Xiangshan Port and other open ports under its jurisdiction.

On issuing permit for boarding and disembarking foreign ships

Personnel who need to get on and off a foreign ship due to loading and unloading goods, maintenance operations, visits, visiting relatives, or working on board shall submit relevant documents to Ningbo Entry-Exit Border Inspection Station as required and apply for permission to get on and off. For the application for temporary boarding and disembarking foreign ships, a permit will be valid for the current voyage or for the designated ship within one month. For long-term application for boarding and disembarking foreign ships, a permit for more than one month but less than one year shall be issued.

On issuing permit for ships to call on foreign ships

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Ningbo-Zhoushan Port boasts of over 300 container routes

Data show that Zhejiang Seaport Group completed the cargo throughput of 1.043 billion tons in 2022, a year-on-year increase of 3.7%. The container throughput stood at 40.73 million TEUs, up by 7.3% year on year. Ningbo-Zhoushan Port has achieved a new breakthrough in container routes, with the total number of routes stabilizing at over 300, including 120 with the “Belt and Road” area.

In 2022, in the face of multiple difficulties such as the decline of foreign trade exports and bad weather, Zhejiang Seaport Group and Ningbo-Zhoushan Port Group, taking the market as the guide, gave full play to their scale advantages and made efforts to expand the number of products, strengthen the variety of goods, and improve the service. As a result, the competitive advantage of the port’s main industry has been consolidated to ensure the steady progress in port production.

Zhejiang Seaport Group has actively adopted the new development pattern, relying on the advantage of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port as the world’s largest port, in an effort to build it the strategic hub for the “double circulation”. In 2022, the group deepened its strategic cooperation with international and domestic ports and shipping enterprises, and opened more routes and flights to serve foreign trade enterprises. Ningbo-Zhoushan Port achieved a new breakthrough in container routes, with the total number of over 300

Import and export volume of Ningbo exceeds one trillion yuan

According to the data released by Ningbo Customs on January 18, Ningbo’s foreign trade import and export volume exceeded one trillion yuan for the first time in November, with an annual total of 1.19 trillion yuan for 2021, a year-on-year increase of 21.6%. To be specific, the export volume was 762.43 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 19%, and the import volume was 430.18 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 26.3%.

“From 259.15 billion yuan in the first quarter to 563.89 billion yuan in the first half year, and then to 1.19 trillion yuan in the whole year, Ningbo’s foreign trade volume rose against the global trend steadily, helping China become a stable anchor of the global economy and globalization." According to the analysis of a related person in charge from Ningbo Customs, such achievements can be attributed to the strong measures of epidemic prevention and control, the complete industrial chain and supply chain, and the concerted efforts of enterprises and government departments, which highlights the super capacity of manufacturing and consumption in Ningbo.

In addition to the increase in quantity, Ningbo’s foreign trade also achieved a steady improvement in quality last year.

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