A smart container terminal at Tianjin Port in North China’s Tianjin on Jan 17, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

TIANJIN — North China’s Tianjin Port handled approximately 4.63 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers in the first three months of 2022, up 3.5 percent year-on-year.

The throughput figure marks a record high for the port compared to the same period in previous years, according to the port’s operator.

Despite negative impacts brought by the COVID-19 resurgence, the port has rolled out a series of prevention and control measures to safeguard smooth operation.

Meanwhile, it also launched a new direct sea route to Australia and new sea-rail transport services this year.

Ports are a barometer of economic development. Tianjin Port on the coast of the Bohai Sea is a pivotal shipping outlet for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

The port in the Tianjin municipality currently has more than 133 cargo routes, extending trade ties with more than 800 ports in over 200 countries and regions.

Post time: Apr-08-2022