Rizhao becomes largest iron ore import port in China

July 17, 2008

July 17th (Steel Guru) – China Customs statistic shows that Chinese iron ore imports through Rizhao port reached 29.27 million tonne for January to June period, becoming the No 1 iron ore import port in terms of volume.

The newly built 250,000 tonnes dock has provided more room for piling up iron ore. At the same time, it has strived to enlarge market share and the tonnages have jumped by 19.3% year on year in the first half of 2008.

Rizhao port is now concentrating on the construction of key project, including 2nd phase of iron ore yard, which is expected to be put into force in H2. The new projects are expected to further sharpen its edge over others

Rizhao’s throughput topped 100 million tonne in 2006 and that surged by 19% to 130 million tonne in 2007. It ranks 9 among sea ports in China.

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