Shandong Port Group (SPG) is to accelerate efforts to establish a world-class port cluster in the Chinese province.
Michele Labrut | Aug 23, 2023
“Currently, a coastal port cluster has formed in Shandong, with Qingdao Port as the leader and Rizhao Port and Yantai Port as the backbone. Weihai Port, Dongying Port, Weifang Port, Binzhou Port, and other ports are developing in a coordinated manner,” said Fan Bo, Vice-Governor of Shandong province, quoted by China Daily from a media briefing.
At the end of July Shandong province administration released a three-year action plan to construct a world-class port cluster. According to the action plan, the cargo handling capacity of the Shandong Port Group is expected to reach 2 billion tonnes and its container handling capacity will exceed 40 million teu.
“The transformation into a world-class port cluster will not only optimise the operational dynamics and spatial layout of all ports across the province but will also amplify their service capacity and global connectivity,” Bo added.
Shandong province formed the Shandong Port Group in 2019, uniting the province’s major ports, including Qingdao Port, Yantai Port, and Rizhao Port.
The Group reported a cargo handling capacity of more than 1.6 billion metric tonnes in 2022. According to official figures, its container handling capacity exceeds 37 millon teu.
In July 2023, the AD Ports Group announced the signing of several collaboration agreements with Shandong Port Group.