A new container shipping route between Zhanjiang and Taicang, Jiangsu province, was officially launched on June 22.
Zhanjiang Port Group broke its previous record by handling 89,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) in May, up 24 percent year-on-year.
Renovation of the Naozhou Fishing Port in the Zhanjiang Economic is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
An upgraded version of the China Marine Economy Expo (CMEE) is scheduled to return to Zhanjiang in November.
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.