THE Port of Yangpu, in Hainan, China's only island province in the South China Sea, posted a 36.5 per cent year-on-year January-November increase in container volume to 1.2 million TEU, reported the state-owned Hainan International Communication Network.
Hainan authorities regard the construction of Yangpu port infrastructure as an important part of the province's free trade port project, with the goal of increasing both domestic and overseas cargo traffic. Yangpu port is working hard to meet the requirements of an annual volume of 10 million TEU in the future.
From January to November this year, more than 1,800 ships called, up 14.5 per cent year on year.
In addition, 30 international vessels weighing a total of about 4.8 million tons were registered in the port. In 2021, according to the article, about 114 foreign ships also remotely passed operating safety checks in the Port of Yangpu.
China's authorities intend to turn Yangpu port in the northwestern part of the Hainan Island into a key distribution channel for the flow of goods from various regions of China to southeast Asia and Oceania, Europe and North America by 2035.
Yangpu port will play an important role in implementing the plan to form a new integrated maritime and land corridor, a project developed by China's National Development and Reform Commission and aimed at speeding up and improving the efficiency of regional and global trade and economic projects, as well as providing advanced customs and logistics services.