The first Ningbo Port Index (NPI) analysis report was released on July 24, detailing the condition and performance of China's coastal ports in the first half of 2018.
Ningbo's GDP totaled 503.73 billion yuan ($74.36 billion) in the first six months of 2018, a 7.8 percent year-on-year increase.
Ningbo's total import and export value topped 402.85 billion yuan ($60.28 billion), up by 11.3 percent year-on-year, in the first six months of 2018.
A national key program focusing on the intelligent upgrading of robot controller products, kicked off in Yuyao, a county-level city in Ningbo on July 13.
Ningbo was invited to display what it has achieved from China-CEEC ties in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, on July 7.
Ningbo launched an event on economy, trade and culture matters in Hong Kong on July 4.