Port sees more than 20% rise in container throughput in Oct
A view of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, the world's largest port in terms of throughput volume for the past 11 years. [Photo/WeChat account: nbfb0574]
Ningbo Zhoushan Port, the world's largest port in terms of throughput volume for the past 11 years, handled roughly 2.7 million containers in October, representing a yearly uptick of 21.1 percent.
After achieving positive year-on-year growth in container throughput in June, the port has seen accelerated growth in July, August and September, which stood at 7.89 percent, 9.4 percent and 12.6 percent, respectively.
It launched two new foreign trade shipping routes and three near-sea routes in October, increasing the port's total number of shipping lines to date to 252.
A total of 1,600 vessels set sail from the port within the month.
Meanwhile, the port has also stepped up efforts to promote its integration with neighboring ports, including Jiaxing port in the north and Wenzhou port in the south, to seek growth in the container business in Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces.