A cargo ship operates at SPG's Qingdao Port during the eight-day Chinese National Day holiday. [Photo/WeChat account: Shandong-Port]
Shandong Port Group (SPG) had an estimated throughput of over 33 million tons and a container throughput of over 700,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of goods, as well as more than 60 production achievements, during the eight-day Chinese National Day holiday.
On Oct 1, Dagang Co Ltd at Qingdao Port, owned by SPG, unloaded a record 9,022 tons of fertilizer in a single shift. A total of nine new production records were set during the Oct 1-7 period.
Rizhao Port also saw heavy traffic, with cargo throughput during the holiday increasing by 46 percent year-on-year and container throughput increasing by 10.2 percent.
At Yantai Port, there were 1,020 ships at anchor, up 27.5 percent year-on-year, with more than 3,000 cadres and workers on duty during the holiday.
On Oct 4, Binzhou Port's bulk cargo terminal at Bohai Bay Port, recorded 41,000 tons of goods, a record high for the port. On Oct 6, the net efficiency of the vessel Huizhong 8 reached 87 containers per hour, setting a new record for container operations in Weifang Port of Bohai Bay Port.