Toumengang Port's cargo throughput hits 6.14m tons | Updated: 2022-09-23

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The Toumengang Port in Taizhou in East China's Zhejiang province had handled 6.14 million metric tons of cargo between the start of the year and Sept 19.

This figure, which is more than the total amount of cargo handled in 2021, represented a year-on-year increase of 62 percent, official data from the port's operator show.

The port's cargo throughput volume has been growing steadily this year. In the first half of this year, the port handled 3.75 tons of cargo, up 65 percent year-on-year. In August alone, the cargo throughput volume was worth 1.1 million yuan, a record high for the port.

The operation of the port's second phase at the end of last year contributed significantly to this growth, according to Lu Zhimin, deputy general manager of Toumengang Port Operation Co Ltd.

Representing an investment of about 1.5 billion yuan ($230.77 million), the second phase of the port consists of two 50,000-tonnage berths and has an annual throughput capacity of 5.3 million metric tons.

Efforts made by the Toumengang Port to improve port operation efficiency by utilizing digital technologies have also played a key role in driving growth.

The port is poised to become an important transit hub port for bulk cargo such as mining construction materials, coal and steel in southern Zhejiang.