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Xiamen port sees cargo throughput up 13.9% in Jan-April, 2013

Updated: 2013-05-20
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Xiamen port
Xiamen port
The port of Xiamen realized a total cargo throughput of 59,614,700 tons in the first four months of 2013, an increase of 13.9% year on year, according to statistics provided by the Xiamen Port Administrative Bureau on Friday.

The port handled 2,419,700 TEUs in January to April, a year-on-year increase of 17.3%. The TEU growth rate ranks second among the large-scale ports in China.

The port plans to achieve a cargo throughput tonnage of 190 million tons, up 10.5% year on year, and a container throughput of 8 million TEUs, up 11.1%, by the end of this year, Xinhua reports.

To meet its target, the port will attract large companies to take part in the development project of its Zhangzhou port area, offer subsidies and preferential measures for international transshipments, support feeder lines and internal trade lanes and speed up the construction of the Southeast China International Shipping Center in Haicang District. Xiamen is trying to expand its feeder network to cover Wenzhou, a major coastal manufacturing city south of Hangzhou and Shanghai. 
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