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China's Beibu Gulf Port sees record container throughput

(Xinhua)    08:54, December 29, 2020

Photo taken on Dec. 28, 2020 shows a view of the Qinzhou Port in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The five millionth twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers in 2020 was handled at the Qinzhou Port area of the Beibu Gulf Port on Monday, marking the Beibu Gulf Port's container throughput reaching 5 million TEUs this year. The Beibu Gulf Port currently has 268 berths for commercial vessels. A total of 52 shipping routes link the gulf with many ports both at home and abroad, including major ASEAN ports, according to the Beibu Gulf Port Group. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin)

NANNING, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Beibu Gulf Port in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region saw its annual container throughput surpass 5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) for the first time on Monday.

Over the past five years, the port has witnessed robust growth of container throughput at an average annual growth rate of more than 25 percent, according to Beibu Gulf Port Group Co., Ltd.

The company attributed the growth to the accelerated construction of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, a trade and logistics passage jointly built by western Chinese provincial regions and Singapore.

Guangxi's Beibu Gulf serves as an important transit point in the corridor and the closest gateway for China's inland provinces to reach the sea. A total of 52 shipping routes link the Beibu Gulf Port with over 150 ports across the world.


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