In pursuit of a sound and regulated market, Zhanjiang has been stepping up its efforts to crack down on illegal activities in waterborne transportation since the National Day holiday.
The total output value of Mazhang District hit 11.28 billion yuan ($1.7 billion) in the first nine months of this year, an increase of 10.2 percent year-on-year.
Zhanjiang Economic & Technological Development Zone has bolstered itself as the strongest economic engine in the city over the past five years.
The first Torch Cup Innovation Entrepreneurship Competition at Zhanjiang High-Tech Development Zone concluded on Sept 21, with Vgirl network marketing and Hi-Cup vending machines winning the first prize.
A project worth 6 billion yuan ($912 million) was signed between the Lianjiang government and Zhongyun Group to build a Land Port Logistics Industrial New Town on Sept 19.
The import and export value of Zhanjiang with BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) totaled 3.5 billion yuan ($536 million) from January to July, up by 74.6 percent year-on-year.
A total of 193 flights took off from Zhanjiang heading to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from Jan to Aug with 15,378 passengers on board, an increase of 64.96 and 52.91 percent respectively.
This year's China Marine Economy Expo, to be held in Zhanjiang from Dec 14 to 17, will be bigger and better than ever according to a promotional event held for the expo recently in Shanghai.