RIZHAO, a seaport in eastern China's Shandong province, posted a 10.3 per cent year-on-year increase in overall throughput to 200.03 million tonnes as of 20 August, 24 days earlier than in 2012 when it recorded tonnage of 200 million tonnes, reports Xinhua.
The report said the growth is satisfactory under the circumstances when economic situation is more changeable and competition from neighbouring ports is becoming fiercer. The port's full-year throughput is expected to hit 300 million tonnes this year.
The port contributed the growth mainly to its enhanced operation efficiency and development of its new business. It succeeded in developing 107 new customers since the start of the year with new cargo volume reaching 4.6 million tonnes and launching five new shipping lines as well as operating a total of 5,556 sailings. Jura