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.
The total import and export value of Zhanjiang reached 22.51 billion yuan ($3.4 billion) from January to August, up 28.2 percent year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Zhanjiang Customs.
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.
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.
Amid rapid economic expansion, infrastructure construction in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, achieved further progress in the first half of 2017.
The construction of a roll on, roll off (ro-ro) facility at the Nanshan work zone in Xuwen Port, Zhanjiang, is on track to be completed by October, 2018.
Zhanjiang Port's freight traffic volume saw a rapid annual growth of 18.2 percent over the first three quarters.
Zhanjiang Port is the first deepwater seaport designed and constructed after the founding of the People's Republic of China. It was opened for service in 1956.