Original news was published 20 October, 2017
NORTH China port operator Qinghuangdao port saw overall throughput at its three terminals grow by 30 per cent in the first nine months of the year to 290.7 million tonnes, compared to the same period in 2016.
Container throughput over the reporting period was up 12 per cent year on year to 903,225 TEU, reported Seatrade Maritime News of Colchester, UK.
Out of the three ports the group operates, Qinghuangdao port performed the best, with cargo volume rising 42 per cent year on year to 177.3 million tonnes, followed by Huanghua port with volume up 15 per cent to 51.8 million TEU, while at Caofeidian port throughput increased by 12 per cent to 61.6 million tonnes.
Dry bulk volumes grew the most and among them coal volume grew the fastest, up 30 per cent and 43 per cent to 270.6 million tonnes and 176.9 million tonnes respectively, the port operator said in a stock market filing.