Yingtan port in China’s Jiangxi province is to start the construction of its cargo terminal project at the end of this month to improve domestic waterway transportation.
The RMB4.45bn ($636m) port construction project consisting 19 cargo berths including four multi-purpose berths and two general cargo berths in Yujiang port area, with an annual handling capacity of 3m tonnes and 60,000 teu, as well as 13 cargo berths in Guixi port area with an annual handling capacity of 6.8m tonnes and 150,000 teu.
The project will be divided into three phases with the first phase project of Yujiang and Guixi to be completed in 2021 and 2022, constructing two berths and three berths respectively.
Yingtan is a core inland port in Jiangxi province, and the new project will be able to promote fast development of local shipping business, said Xu Zhixian, deputy director of Yingtan Ministry of Transport.
The port project is invested by the state-owned Jiangxi Provincial Port & Waterway Construction Investment Group, which is engaged in port and shipping infrastructure construction, investment and management.