Jiaxing Port aims to make world's top 30 in container throughput
Jiaxing in East China's Zhejiang province recently issued an action plan to develop Jiaxing Port into a river-sea combined transport hub in the Yangtze River Delta region, which encompasses Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Anhui provinces, as well as Shanghai municipality.
According to the plan, the annual container throughput for river-sea combined transport in Jiaxing Port is expected to exceed 1.6 million TEUs in 2025, quadruple the amount in 2020.
Cargo throughput in Jiaxing Port is expected to surpass 150 million metric tons in 2025, a more than 30 percentage point increase from that in 2020, while the port's container throughput will rise at least 150 percentage points to over 5 million TEUs, catapulting Jiaxing Port's ranking into the country's top 10 and the world's top 30 in this regard.
In 2020, Jiaxing Port's cargo throughput and container throughput stood at 117 million tons and 1.956 million TEUs respectively.
The inland port in Jiaxing had a cargo throughput of 131 million tons in 2020, consistently being among the top 10 Chinese inland ports for numerous years.
Jiaxing authorities plan to increase the number of 10,000-tonnage seaport berths and the number of inland port berths to above 50 and 100 by 2025 respectively. They also propose building a dedicated freight train railway line through Jiaxing Port and pushing forward sea-rail combined transport.
Apart from infrastructure construction, Jiaxing authorities also aim to develop business leaders and add trade routes. They have set the goal of having at least five freight service firms that handle more than 10,000-TEU containers for river transport annually by 2025. They are also determined to add at least five short-range ocean transport routes heading to countries like Japan, South Korea, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as at least 15 inland river liner routes connecting YRD cities.
Jiaxing Port was ranked 89th in the world in terms of container throughput on the latest list of the world's top 100 container ports published by Lloyd's List.
Containers wait to be delivered at Jiaxing Port. [Photo/cnjxol.com]
September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021