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Zhuhai to add two container berths at Gaolan port

Chinese southern port operator Zhuhai Port Group is to launch the third phase of a terminal project and build two container berths at Gaolan port to meet its increasing cargo volume.

The terminal project, with estimated investment of RMB2.6bn, will include two 100,000 tonnes-class container berths at Gaolan port area. The designed annual handling capacity of the two berths is 1.6m teu and the construction period will be around 30 months.

Gaolan port is the core port of Zhuhai, focusing on oil and gas products, ore, coal and container cargo transportation. Currently, the port is constructing the second phase terminal project, including one 100,000 tonnes-class container berth, two 50,000 tonnes-class container berths, one 40,000 tonnes-class bulk berth, two 30,000 tonnes-class bulk berths and one 10,000 tonnes-class bulk berth. The project is expected to be completed within this year.

Container throughput of Zhuhai port has kept increasing in recent years andiIt recorded 2.3m teu in volumes in 2018. The port aims to achieve the container throughput of 5m teu and 8m teu in 2025 and 2030.