23.10.2021 – 01:16
Xinhua Silk Road Information Service
The sixth international cooperation forum for ports on the maritime silk road, one of the China Maritime Day activities, opened on Wednesday in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, east China.
The forum, which is themed “Coping with Current Changes, Overcoming Difficulties and Discussing Appropriate Strategies”, includes events such as high-level round tables, themed salons and special conferences that showcase the academic achievements, development experiences and advanced technologies of the port and shipping industries will.
In recent years, Ningbo has worked hard to build world-class ports. This has resulted in significant development of the local ports, which in turn has advanced the development of the city, said Peng Jiaxue, a member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and secretary of the Ningbo Municipal Party Committee, at the opening ceremony.
In 2020, the city ranked twelfth of all cities in China with its local GDP and fifth in the country in terms of its exports. Its development index for international shipping centers ranks among the top 10 in the world.
Gao Xingfu, deputy governor of the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province, said that Ningbo-Zhoushan Port has been the world’s number one cargo-handling facility for twelve consecutive years, and the port is the only one in the world to handle more than one billion tons of cargo annually.
Against the background of routine and targeted measures to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic in China, Zhejiang Province has drawn up a 5-year development plan for Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, and aims to make Ningbo-Zhoushan Port a major global logistics hub, base for storage and transportation of bulk goods and a characteristic Shipping base for the maritime silk road of the 21st century to develop, “noted Gao.
During the opening ceremony, the Global Port Reputation Report 2021 was officially released by the Xinhua-led China Economic Information Service to showcase the international reputation of the ports in the post-epidemic period.
The forum was jointly organized by the Ningbo City People’s Government, the China Institute of Navigation, the Zhejiang Province Ministry of Transportation, and the China Ports & Harbors Association.
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