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China's Guangxi Beibu Gulf Port registers rise in cargo throughput

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-11-18 16:47
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An aerial view of Beibu Gulf Port in Qinzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. [Photo/Xinhua]

NANNING -- Beibu Gulf Port in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region saw its cargo throughput rise 19.6 percent year-on-year to about 222 million tonnes in the first 10 months of 2020, according to Beibu Gulf Port Group.

The Gulf's container throughput reached 4.024 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) in the period, up 35.1 percent year-on-year.

The port has witnessed robust growth amid the coronavirus pandemic thanks to the accelerated construction of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, a trade and logistics passage jointly built by western Chinese provinces and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the company said.

As an important transit location on the corridor and the closest seaport for inland Chinese provinces, the port saw a total of 3,174 train trips on its land-sea freight route in the first three quarters of the year, surpassing last year's total.

Beibu Gulf Port currently has 268 productive berths. A total of 52 shipping routes link the gulf with ports across the world, including major ASEAN ports, according to the company.

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