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Beibu Gulf Port tops China in cargo handling capacity growth


Updated: 2022-01-27

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Beibu Gulf Port. [Photo/Guangxi Daily]

Beibu Gulf Port had a total cargo handling capacity of 358 million metric tons in 2021, with a year-on-year increase of 21 percent, ranking first among China's major coastal ports in terms of growth rate, officials from Beibu Gulf Port Group announced on Jan 23. 

The port also ranked first nationally in container handling capacity growth rate. It handled 6.01 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) containers last year, increasing by 19 percent year-on-year.

The port jumped to ninth place among China's major coastal ports in terms of its cargo handling capacity from its previous ranking of 15th in 2020, while its container handling capacity ranked eighth, jumping from its 2020 ranking of 11th. 

The number of sea-rail intermodal trains on the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor exceeded 6,000 as of Dec 28, 2021, recording the highest growth rate for China's international trains in recent years.