Zhanjiang Port Group container throughput hits new high
Zhanjiang Port Group handles 89,000 twenty-foot equivalent units in May. [Photo/Zhanjiang Munucipal Government Office]
Zhanjiang Port Group broke its previous record by handling 89,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) in May, up 24 percent year-on-year.
The company's efforts to foster new business formats are seeing results, as the number of containers transported via a sea-rail combined model grew by a staggering 80 percent to more than 2,000 last month.
Meanwhile, the “less than container load” (LCL) freight also witnessed an increase of 22 percent. It is noted for being able to increase efficiency and save on costs by putting bulk cargo and other consignments bound for the same destination in a single container.
In recent years, Zhanjiang Port Group has been constantly expanding its shipping network. It now operates 15 foreign trade shipping lanes worldwide, of which eight are connected to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Zhanjiang Port is filled with containers. [Photo by Li Bo/Zhanjiang Daily]