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The cargo throughput of Zhanjiang Port reached 64.41 million metric tons from January to July of this year, ranking 21st in the country and third in Guangdong province, only behind Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
It saw an increase of 6.1 percent from the same period of the previous year, setting a new high.
In the first eight months of this year, the port achieved a total cargo throughput of 73.43 million tons and a container throughput of 830,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit), a year-on-year increase of 5.3 percent and 17.1 percent respectively, both reaching record highs.
The port also completed a total of 22.56 million tons in railway haulage from January to August, increasing by 9.9 percent year-on-year and achieving the highest total in the same period in the last six years.
From January to August of this year, Zhanjiang Port received and unloaded 9.42 million tons of coal, of which 5.74 million tons were imported, a record high.
A ship with a tonnage of 300,000 tons berths at Zhanjiang Port. [Photo/WeChat account: gh_af724c75e13a]