[photopress:Longkou.jpg,full,alignright]Longkou city was formerly known as Huangxian County. It is located in the northwest of Shandong Peninsula and the south bank of Bohai Bay. Longkou is a coastal harbour city adjacent to Yantai to the east, linked to Qingdao to the south, west of Weifang. It is opposite to famous cities like Tianjin, Dalian, Qinhuangdao and Beidaihe as well as Korean Peninsula. Longkou is one of the energetic regions in the economic rings around Bohai Sea.
Longkou Port will one day have an annual throughput of 100 million tons of goods. The port’s annual throughput is projected to surpass 50 million tons in 2010.
By 2020 throughput at the port is expected to break through the 100-million-ton threshold.
Meng Xianggang, general manager of Longkou Port said, ‘The port will be built into a regional distribution center at Bohai Bay for coal and a trans-shipment center for petroleum, chemicals, grain and minerals.’
Longkou Port in east China’s Shandong province is developing modern logistics and industries over the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-10).
During the period, planned investment in port construction will reach RMB8 billion, used for building and extending berths, waterways, piers, a road and railway network and industrial park facilities.
Two general-purpose berths, each with a handling capacity of 50,000 tons of goods, will be operational in late September.
A liquid chemical berth with a handling capacity of 50,000 tons and a general-purpose berth located on adjacent Jimu Island with a handling capacity of 100,000 tons of goods will both be finished this year.
Source: People’s Daily Online