Tianjin aims to double container throughput by 2015

21:04, January 20, 2011      

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Tianjin Port in north China aims to double its handling of containers by 2015 to become one of the world's top five container ports, the port's chairman said Thursday.

"The plan is to increase the port's annual container throughput to 20 million TEU by 2015," said Yu Rumin, chairman and senior engineer of Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd., at the annual session of the Tianjin Municipal People's Congress.

Yu said the central government's 2010 policies to develop Tianjin's port area will help. The policies outline tax reductions for ocean-going ships that use Tianjin Port and the creation of a free-trade zone in Binhai New District, the port area.

Tianjin Port handled 10.7 million TEU standard containers in 2010, ranking 11th in the world.

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