China to promote Tianjin port as an international shipping hub

China’s National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Transport jointly issued guidelines to speed up Tianjin’s development to be an international shipping hub in north China.

The aim is by 2025, Tianjin’s position as the international shipping hub in north China will become more prominent, with it striving to be one of the top 20 international shipping hubs.

The port aims to achieve 560 MT cargo throughput and 22m TEU container throughput by 2025 and make breakthroughs in terms of intelligent and green port construction.

According to the guidelines, Tianjin will promote professional terminals construction, improve public shipping channel navigation capacity, and promote port facility construction for large size vessels, as well as multi-model transportation capacity improvement.

Authorities will also support the Tianjin port to consolidate port resources locally and promote the coordinated development of ports in Tianjin and Hebei province.

In the first seven months of 2020, Tianjin Port Group reported 10.287m TEU container volume and 251 MT cargo throughput, an increase of 4% year-on-year.

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