China’s Tianjin Port has handled over 9.12 million TEU of containers in the first five months of this year, up 7.7 per cent year-on-year, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua.
The port’s cargo throughput exceeded 231 million tonnes from January to May 2023, representing a 2.4 per cent year-on-year (YoY) growth, reported Chu Bin, Chairman of Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd., during a press conference.
According to Xinhua, the port has been among the world’s 10 busiest ports in terms of cargo throughput for years.
Chu Bin stated: “Tianjin Port aims to increase its annual container throughput to more than 27 million TEU in 2027.”
Xinhua reported that Tianjin Port currently has 144 container shipping routes.
The port on the Bohai Sea’s shore has commercial connections with approximately 500 ports in over 180 nations and regions.