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Fangchenggang to become major port

(chinadaily.com.cn) 2015-04-17

Fangchenggang to become major port

The container specialized wharf in Fangchenggang [Photo by Luo Sheng/Guangxi Daily]

Guangxi’s city of Fangchenggang signed an agreement with Guangxi Beibu Gulf International Port Group on April 15. The two parties agreed to build the city into an international pivotal port with a handling capacity of 500 million tons by 2025.

As the largest port in western China, Fangchenggang possesses 35 berths with a handling capacity of over 10,000 tons. It has commercial intercourse and navigable channels with more than 250 ports in over 100 countries and regions. As one of China’s 12 main hub ports, Fangchenggang shipped over 100 million tons of cargo in 2012 and ranked as Guangxi’s leading port for years.

According to Jin Xiangjun, Fangchenggang’s municipal Party secretary, the city should regard port economy as the most significant economic form facing opportunities provided by the Belt and Road Initiative, a new round of western development and the 10th anniversary of cooperation between China and ASEAN.

By Feng Lu and edited by Andrew Ancheta

 

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