Beibu Gulf Port tops China for cargo handling capacity
The Beibu Gulf Port ranked first among China's major coastal ports in terms of its cargo handling capacity and container throughput growth from January to July.
The cargo handling capacity of the port climbed by 18.4 percent year-on-year to 167.6 million metric tons in the first seven months of 2020, while the container throughput increased by 34.1 percent year-on-year to 2.57 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), making the port the only costal port in China achieving double-digit growth in both indexes.
As a gateway for ASEAN countries and a portal of West China, the Beibu Gulf Port has given full play to the construction of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor in the western region of China, devoting efforts to developing sea-rail combined transport and launching new shipping routes.
The Beibu Gulf Port has optimized its functional layout, accelerated the construction of deep-water wharfs and the renovation of automated container terminals, as well as upgraded the grade of shipping channels.
The port has achieved rapid growth as the loading and unloading efficiency increased by 30 percent, while the entry and exit efficiency of ships climbed by 15 percent.
At present, the Beibu Gulf Port has opened a total of 52 domestic and overseas shipping routes covering major ports in China, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, and Africa. It has also set up dry ports in seven provinces in West China, including Guizhou and Gansu, allowing a large number of companies in western China to enjoy the convenient transportation of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor.