Shandong to construct port clusters to boost bulk cargo business

Shandong province in China has outlined a new three-year proposal to speed up the development of several world-class port clusters to boost trade.

The plan emphasises that Shandong should build a development pattern centred around Qingdao Port, reported China Daily.

This will be supported by surrounding transportation hubs such as Rizhao, Yantai, Weihai and Weifang ports in order to drive the high-quality development of the Yellow River basin.

The cargo throughput of Shandong ports is set to surpass 2 billion metric tons in two years’  time with the container throughput reaching 40 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Under the plan, Shandong will upgrade its berths for containers, bulk cargo, crude oil and liquified natural gas (LNG). It will also renovate storage yards and tank areas and build new port waterways, anchorages and breakwaters.