China News Service, Qingdao, March 7 (Reporter Hu Yaojie) Shandong Port Group (hereinafter referred to as "Shandong Port") announced on the 6th that in February 2021, the port completed a cargo throughput of 115 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 12.1%; Completed container throughput of 2.22 million TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 13.8%, achieving double-digit growth in both cases, ranking among the best in China's coastal ports.

  According to reports, in February, Shandong Port made every effort to ensure the normal operation of new routes, added overtime ships, continued to consolidate the advantages of the “Belt and Road” route and the “premium express service” of the container cold chain, and a number of production and operation indicators reached the highest level in history.

  Shandong Port takes full advantage of advanced terminal hardware, adequate storage yards, and leading efficiency to ensure that large ships are directly connected, allowing thousands of containers full of cargo to be sent to all parts of the world smoothly.

Among them, the export volume of Qingdao Port's foreign trade containers increased by 43.4% year-on-year, and the export volume of main commodities such as mechanical and electrical products, textiles, and wood products increased by more than 200% year-on-year.

A new 70-ton quayside container crane was installed at Weihai Port, Shandong Port.

Photo by Lu Gangxuan

  The relevant person in charge of the Qingdao Port Production Business Department of Shandong Port said that in February of this year, while a number of indicators have increased, the port has frequently seen bright spots in overseas routes, and a number of efficiency has reached new heights.

On February 15th, COSCO SHIPPING’s Southeast Asia route "New Weihai" set a ship efficiency of 211.6 natural containers per hour, setting a new record for the efficiency of the entire route; February 16th, during the operation of Sinotrans Japan’s "Sinotrans Manila" vessel Created a stand-alone efficiency of 60.77 natural boxes per hour, a new high annual efficiency; on February 23, it created a ship-hour efficiency of 310.2 natural boxes per hour in the operation of the "Arab Barzan", which strongly refreshed the efficiency of THE Union European second-tier ship hours Record.

  According to reports, Qingdao Port has vigorously promoted the international transfer of mixed ore and iron ore, and has successively opened special transfer lines between China's Taiwan region and Japan and South Korea. In February, 400,000-ton ore ships entered and exited intensively, and the international transfer volume nearly doubled the plan.

Qingdao Port successfully launched the Shanxi Gaoyi Railway's full-course logistics delivery project, Yantai Port has newly developed businesses such as diluted bitumen unloading, bonded corn transshipment, and sulfur transfer to water. Weifang Port launched its petcoke export business, bringing new economic growth to the development of the port. point.

  It is reported that Shandong Port gives full play to the advantages of integrated reform to create high-quality, efficient, convenient, and low-cost "end-to-end" full-process logistics services for customers to benefit customers.

On February 21, a freighter with a full load of 11,200 tons of Guinea bauxite departed from Qingdao Dongjiakou to Binzhou Port, and then transported by road to the manufacturer. This not only realized the steady growth of Qingdao Port bauxite’s foreign trade volume and water transfer volume, but also helped Binzhou. The port has increased its throughput, and at the same time, it has provided customers with a new channel for the delivery of goods. The first line is unblocked and the three parties benefit.

Up to now, the public water transport of this route has completed 7 times, with a monthly water transfer volume of 110,000 tons, a record high.

  At present, Shandong Port is striving to build an international logistics channel of "Western Union, Central Asia and Europe, East to Japan, South Korea, Asia-Pacific, Nantong, ASEAN, South Asia, North Damon and Russia". In 2020, the sea-rail combined transportation volume will exceed 2.1 million TEUs, an increase of 25% year-on-year. Continue to lead China's coastal ports.

  Up to now, Shandong Port has a total of 305 global container routes, connecting more than 700 ports in 180 countries and regions, ranking first in northern China.