The Chinese port of Ningbo-Zhoushan is on target to finish construction of the new container terminal at Meishan that will have 10 container berths with a maximum annual handling capacity of 10 million TEU at full build-out.
The port has just commenced the construction of its ninth berth, which is due to open in 2020, reported Seatrade Maritime News, Colchester, UK.
The first phase of development includes five berths which are open for operation. The other five berths of the project's second phase includes two 200,000 tonne-class and three 150,000 tonne-class deepwater berths with a handling capacity of 4.3 million TEU.
In 2018, Ningbo-Zhoushan port handled 26 million TEU, ranking it the third busiest port worldwide.
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