Chinanews, Yantai, August 24 (Wang Jiaoni) A reporter learned from Yantai Port, Shandong Port on the 24th that in the first half of this year, Yantai Port completed a cargo throughput of 183 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 8.8%, and its main production and operation indicators set the best record in the same period. Level.

  Yantai opened as a port in 1861. 2021 is the 160th anniversary of the opening of Yantai as a port, and also the 160th anniversary of the opening of Yantai Port.

With the development of the city, Yantai Port has developed from a small port with a throughput of 47,000 tons in the early days of the founding of the People's Republic of China to a modern comprehensive port with a throughput of more than 300 million tons, ranking among the top ten coastal ports in China.

Busy port operation scene.

Photo courtesy of Yantai Port

  Recently, Yantai Port has successively ushered in the intensive operations of "Progress Pioneer", "Cape Town High Speed", "Grand Goddess" and other commodity vehicles ro-ro carriers.

Since the beginning of this year, the port's foreign trade commodity vehicle business has achieved an increase of 398%, and the active port logistics and transportation have provided strong support for the smooth double cycle.

  Yantai is separated by a narrow strip of water with Japan and South Korea. The trade drive between China, Japan and South Korea has brought considerable growth to the business of Yantai Port.

From January to July this year, the container business of Yantai Port to South Korea increased by 26.3%, and the container business between China and South Korea has developed into a "transnational express delivery" between China and South Korea.

  Relying on core projects such as 400,000-ton deepwater berths, 300,000-ton crude oil terminals, and 3.6 million cubic meters of storage tank farms, Yantai Port has established energy import, ore mixing, bauxite full logistics, container transfer, fertilizer and commercial vehicles And other modern logistics systems.

  At the same time, after years of development, Yantai Port has formed five major port areas, namely Zhifu Bay Port Area, West Port Area, Longkou Port Area, Penglai Port Area, and Laizhou Port Area. The ports of Bokai and Jinbo in Guinea, Africa are the new port clusters of overseas bridgeheads.

  Among them, Yantai Port has been deeply engaged in the “Belt and Road” initiative, precisely matched the needs of Guinea and West Africa’s economic construction, and continued to build and rely on the bauxite logistics system from Guinea to China. The variety of cargoes continues to be enriched, the volume continues to grow, and the shipping frequency of the route business reaches an average of 6 ships per month.

  "The port does not exist independently, and the industry does not exist independently." Yantai Port also actively participates in the port construction of port-industry-city integration, actively integrates in Yantai's urban upgrading and transformation, industrial transformation and upgrading, and opening-up platform building. At the same time, it builds a port based on its traditional main business. The supply chain system introduces various types of businesses such as finance, logistics, and trade. In the future, it will play a platform and role in the five aspects of "transportation hub construction, various resource aggregation, urban construction, port industry development, urban opening to the outside world, joint ventures and cooperation". Supporting role, to be the "golden partner" of urban economic development. (End)