The State Oceanic Administration has recently approved the expansion of Zhanjiang port's 300,000-ton shipping lane.
The output value of Zhanjiang marine economy increased by 15.2 percent to reach 144.6 billion yuan in 2017, while its fishery economy was recorded to be worth 44.5 billion yuan.
The monthly cargo throughput exceeded 10 million tons for the first time ever at Zhanjiang Port in January, up 10 percent year-on-year, setting off the year with a promising start, announced the Zhanjiang Port Group on Feb 2.
The amount of imported food processed through Zhanjiang Port has risen from 520,000 tons in 2009 to 3.27 million tons in 2017.
Zhanjiang Port once again reached the top 10 in China for cargo throughput.
The Zhanjiang section of the Guangdong Coastal Highway, the longest of its kind in the world, is projected to open by 2022.
Container throughput at Zhanjiang Port exceeded 900,000 in 2017, surpassing its annual target and marking a year-on-year increase of 25 percent.
A freight train loaded with cargo from Africa departed Yangping Station in Qiandongnan for Zhanjiang Port on Dec 29.