[photopress:logistics_hefei_1.jpg,full,alignright]A comprehensive terminal including container berths will start to be built in Hefei, capital city of Anhui province, East China in the first half of next year.
The terminal is a section of the 148-km-long Hefei-Yuxikou freshwater shipping route linking the Yangtze River at the Yinghe Port Area on the bank of the Nanfei River.
In its first phase the project will cover 27.73 hectares along 700m of river bank.
This will include one 1,000-tonnage general cargo berth, three 1,000-tonnage container berths and supporting equipment.
Total investment will be US$40.1 million.
Annual cargo volume will be 400,000 tonnes.
Container throughput 100,000 TEUs.
The terminal is the first container terminal of the port, which now transports containers around the city on land to Wuhu or Nanjing and then ships them to Shanghai for ocean shipping.
The Hefei-Yuxikou freshwater shipping route that contains three sections, namely the Nanfei River channel, the Chao Lake channel and the Yuxi River channel, was completed in October last year. This provides a shipping channel from Hefei to Shanghai.
Source: CargoNews Asia