[photopress:Tianjin_port.jpg,full,alignright]Tianjin Port, the largest port in north China, aims at 270 million tons of freight traffic in 2007. Yu Rumin, president of the Tianjin Port, said it also aims at 7 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container turnover. One TEU being one standard container.
This expansion is all centered around the Binhai New Area which plans to become both an international shipping center and an international logistics center in north China. Last year Tianjin Port handled something over 250.2 million tons, about 6.3% up year-on-year.
The port’s container turnover is expected to reach 5.9 million TEUs in 2006, up 22.9%.
The Binhai New Area, about 120 kilometers to the southeast of Beijing, on completion, will cover an area of 2,270 square kilometers.
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