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Chuanshan port lifted to 10m-ton level

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: April 20, 2021 L M S


A view of the Chuanshan port affiliated to Ningbo Zhoushan port. [Photo/cnr.cn] 

The Chuanshan port, the world's second largest container terminal, can now accommodate berths with a combined tonnage of 10 million metric tons.

The growth in capacity comes after a 70,000-ton container berth and related supporting facilities in the port passed acceptance on April 16.

The new 530-million-yuan ($76.8 million) berth, which has a designed annual capacity of 620,000 TEUs, started construction in December 2018.

The number of container berths at Chuanshan port has been increased to 11, with the coastline extended to 3,740 meters.

Affiliated with Ningbo Zhoushan Port, the largest port in the world by throughput volume, Chuanshan port can now accommodate the world's largest container vessel.

Its container throughput has exceeded 10 million TEUs for four years in a row, accounting for nearly 40 percent of the total in Ningbo Zhoushan Port.

Ningbo aims to to build two other ports of a similar size that will be located in Beilun and Meishan.

Official data shows that Ningbo Zhoushan port now has 350 berths, among which 32 have a tonnage of more than 100,000 tons.