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.
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.
Cargo throughput at Zhanjiang port hit a record high of 100 million tons, as a batch of iron ore was discharged at the No 300 berth on Dec 22.
Zhanjiang Port processed its 801,400th 20-foot sea container on Nov 22, surpassing its annual goal 39 days before the end of the year.
Zhanjiang Port is expected to process 900,000 sea containers this year, followed by 1 million in 2018, thanks to a recently granted 22-million-yuan ($3.31 million) government subsidy.