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Shantou’s Container Throughput Increases Rapidly
Date: 2018-02-12      Source:

Shantou has introduced the strategic partner —— China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited, and implemented the relevant supporting policies. Last year, the container throughput at Shantou Port increased rapidly. The container throughput at Shantou Port totaled at 1.299 million twenty foot-equivalent units (TEUs), an increase of 4.8% over the previous year. Among others, the container throughput at Guang’ao Port Area reached 176,900 TEUs, an increase of 51.5% over the previous year. After its rebounding in 2016, the container throughput at Shantou Port continued to maintain a fast growth and present a good trend.

Shantou Port has been listed as one of the 15 key ports in the development of the Belt and Road Initiative. Last year, China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited signed the capital increase and share expansion agreement with Shantou City and officially started its operation, which marked that the world’s top port operator was optimistic about the prospects of Shantou Port and invested in Shantou Port. The strategic cooperation on Shantou Port made a breakthrough. After it invested in Shantou Port, relying on its strong strength, rich experience and global strategic resources, China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited has standardized the port management procedure, increased its investment in the terminal service facilities, actively promoted international liner ship companies to add new routes, and accelerated the rapid growth of the container throughput.

Source:Shantou Daily, Feb 12, 2018




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