Northern's Hebei province posted a year-on-year 9.6 % growth in port throughput to 319 million tonnes in the first five months, accounting for 42.5 % of the annual expectation volume, reports Xinhua.
The provincial Qinghuangdao moved 115.82 million tonnes, up 3.2 % year on year. Tangshan port handled 148.95 million tonnes, growing 19.4 %. The port's Jingtang terminal moved 67.3 million tonnes, while Caofeidian 81.65 million tonnes and hunaghua 53.93 million tonnes, up 15.6 %.
The province's cargo volume by water transport increased 8.2 % to 10.86 million tonnes during the first five months.
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