Xijiang river ports capacity to top 100 million tonnes this year

2012 03 07


AGGREGATE capacity of ports along the Xijiang River, which runs through southeast China's Guangxi Autonomous Region and connects the Pearl River mainstream in Guangdong province, will exceed 100 million tonnes this year, Xinhua reports.

By 2020, major navigational channels of the Xijiang River will be upgraded to 1,000 tonnes or over.

Guangxi has started more than 100 projects costing CNY72 billion (US$11.41 billion) and will attract more investors to invests on terminals and logistics parks along the river.

Xijiang river covers a distances of 1,480 kilometres and runs through eight cities in Guangxi. Last year, there were 431 terminals along the river with an aggregate capacity of 70 million tonnes. These ports handled more than 80 million tonnes of cargo.

Source Shipping Gazette - Daily Shipping News
 

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