According to Ningbo-Zhoushan port, Shulanghu terminal posted 58.5m tons iron ore throughput in the first ten months, an increase of 20% year-on-year.
The terminal had handled 51 calls from 400,000 dwt very large ore carriers (VLOC) in the period of the first ten months, an increase of 15% year-on-year.
In August this year, Shulanghu posted nearly 7.2m tons iron ore throughput, an increase of over 30% year-on-year, hitting a record high.
Shulanghu is the major port area of Ningbo-Zhoushan port providing ore cargo handling service, which has the largest berthing capacity of VLOC in China.
Brazilian mining industry giant Vale is now cooperating with Ningbo-Zhoushan port to jointly build and operate a terminal at Shulanghu which will add a total port capacity of 40m tons annually and further expand the ore handling capacity of Ningbo-Zhoushan port.
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