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 2017 China Marine Economy Expo, scheduled to be held in Zhanjiang from Dec 14 to 17, will be bigger and better than ever this year, according to a press conference on Oct 9.
Construction of the cargo-passenger ro-ro (roll on/roll off) terminal of Xuwen Port is 35 percent complete with more than 200 staffs working around the clock.
A promotion conference of 2017 China Marine Economy Expo, an annual event that takes place in Zhanjiang, was held in Qingdao, Shandong province on Sept 20.
China Foreign Trade Center and Zhanjiang city government signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement on Sept 15 to upgrade the China Marine Economy Expo, which is held in the city annually.
A total of 219 ships from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member nations entered China through the Zhanjiang Port in the past eight months, up 6.5 percent year-on-year.
Valued at $91,900, the first batch of manganese ore imported from Burma was cleared at Zhanjiang Port after going through inspection and quarantine on Aug 31.
Cargo throughput at Zhanjiang port reached 153.8 million tons in the first half of 2017, an increase of 14.6 percent year-on-year.