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Beijing, China, 2011/09/09 - ResearchInChina, the vertical portal for Chinese business intelligence, announces the release of a new report –China Port Industry Report, 2011.
Benefiting from the global economic recovery, the port industry of China witnessed robust growth in 2010 after experiencing the downturn in 2009. In 2010, cargo throughput of the ports in China accomplished 8.93 billion tons, up 16.7% YoY; the container throughput reached 146 million TEUs, a 19.4% YoY rise.
Coastal ports in China can be divided into 5 port clusters, including pan-Bohai Rim, Yangtze River Delta, Southeast coast, Pearl River Delta and Southwest coast.
Note: For cargo throughput statistics, ports included coastal ports whose cargo throughput reached 60 million tons and inland ports whose throughput arrived at 50 million tons in 2008; for container throughput statistics, ports included the ports whose container throughput registered 2 million TEUs in 2008.
Port Cluster in Yangtze River Delta-Relying on the Shanghai International Shipping Center and focusing on Shanghai port, Ningbo-Zhoushan port and Lianyungang port, the ports in this region are primarily serviced for the economic and social development of Yangtze River Delta and areas along the Yangtze River. In 2010, container throughput of Shanghai port registered at 29.07 million TEUs and ranked top 1 worldwide; its cargo throughput reached 563 million tons and ranked 2nd nationwide. As for Ningbo-Zhoushan port, it has built 723 berths of all kinds, with the throughput capacity over 200 million tons.
Port Cluster in Pearl River Delta- Mainly consisting of Guangzhou port, Shenzhen port, Zhuhai port and Shantou port, the ports in this region are served for South China and part of Southwestern areas. As for Shenzhen port, which is basically a container port, accomplished a container throughput of 22.51 million TEUs in 2010 and ranked 2nd nationwide and 4th worldwide. Guangzhou port achieved cargo throughput of 411 million tons and container throughput of 12.55 million TEUs, both ranking fourth nationwide.
Port Cluster in Pan-Bohai Rim- Including Liaoning, Tianjin-Hebei, and Shandong coastal port groups, the ports in pan-Bohai Rim mainly cover Dalian port, Yingkou port, Qihuangdao port, Tianjin port, Yantai port, Qingdao port and Rizhao port. Qingdao port mainly engages in loading and unloading import & export goods including containers, crude oil, iron ore and coal etc. In 2010, cargo throughput and container throughput of Qingdao port both ranked 5th in China. Tianjin port owns 140 berths of all sorts, among which 78 are production berths. In 2010, cargo throughput and container throughput of Tianjin port reached 413 million tons and 10.09 million TEUs respectively. Dalian port, the most important port in Northeast China, realized the cargo throughput of 314 million tons in 2010 and ranked 6th nationwide.