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China's main ports experience 118% throughput growth

China's main ports experience 118% throughput growth

Shanghai: The cargo throughput of Chinese main ports (including seaside ports and inner water ports with cargo throughput totaling 15 million tons and 10 million tons, respectively, in 2002) totaled 2.58bn tons in the first seven months of this year, up 118.5% year-on-year. In the first seven months of this year, the cargo throughput of Shanghai port, Ningbo-Zhoushan port and Guangzhou port hit 268.77 million tons, 235.81 million tons and 171.95 million tons, respectively, rising 110.5%, 112.2% and 139.3% year-on-year and taking up the top three positions among all domestic seaside ports. The cargo throughput of Suzhou port, Nantong port and Nanjing port of Jiangsu province took the first three places among all Chinese inner-water ports, with the cargo throughput standing at 84.16 million tons, 58.43 million tons and 56.55 million tons, respectively, up 126.5%, 125.4% and 89.5% year-on-year.  [30/08/06]

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