FOR the twelfth consecutive year Taicang Port, in east China's Jiangsu Province, has consolidated its leading position along the Yangtze River waterway by handling more than 7 million TEU in 2021.
The port's container throughput in foreign trade reached 3.8 million TEU over the period.
To date, Taicang Port has opened a total of 216 container liner routes, including 30 near-sea shipping lines, covering major ports in Japan, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Russia.
It also boasts 51 domestic trade trunk lines, achieving full coverage of the country's major coastal ports.
Since the beginning of this year, the port has opened 10 new container liner routes, reports Xinhua News.
In addition, a special freight railway was launched this week, connecting the port with the nation?™s railway network.
The railway is expected to see an annual freight volume of 3.9 million tonnes, facilitating the transport of pulp, auto parts, high-tech and agricultural products, and even livestock from as far as northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Shao Jianlin, director of Jiangsu Taicang Port's administrative committee, said the port authority has planned to develop it into an internationally competitive logistic port with an annual container throughput of over 10 million TEU.