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River-ocean Com­bined Trans­porta­tion

That's China - - Enterprising Dinghai -

Unique ge­o­graph­i­cal con­di­tions be­stowed Ding­hai with a spe­cial duty to lead China’s river-ocean com­bined trans­porta­tion un­der­tak­ings. It is not an ex­ag­ger­a­tion to pre­dict that the blessed coastal zone will be­come wor­thy of the ti­tle “China’s Port of Rot­ter­dam”. The largest port in Europe, the Port of Rot­ter­dam was the world's busiest port from 1962 un­til 2004 and the world's eleventh-largest con­tainer port in terms of twenty-foot equiv­a­lent units (TEU) han­dled in 2011. In re­gards to a solid ship­build­ing in­dus­trial foun­da­tion, petro­chem­i­cal po­ten­tials, sea­far­ing ser­vice in­dus­try and food pro­cess­ing in­dus­try, Ding­hai and Rot­ter­dam share a lot in com­mon. The past few years saw Ding­hai make fur­ther de­vel­op­ments sea­ward by build­ing new docks and har­bour-basins.The in­dus­tri­alised sky­line has also dra­mat­i­cally changed with the con­struc­tion of nu­mer­ous wind tur­bines that take ad­van­tage of ex­posed coastal con­di­tions. Like the Port of Rot­ter­dam, the most im­por­tant el­e­ment for Ding­hai is the petro­chem­i­cal in­dus­try and gen­eral cargo trans­ship­ment han­dlings, al­low­ing the re­gion to func­tion as a sig­nif­i­cant tran­sit point for the trans­porta­tion of bulk and other goods be­tween Zhoushan and the rest of the world. The con­struc­tion of a 450,000dwt crude oil ter­mi­nal was launched on 18th May 2016 - the first one of its kind in the Zhoushan Port area and the second in the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port ter­ri­tory - in Cezi Is­land. Con­struc­tion is planned to reach the fin­ish line by the end of 2017. Once fully op­er­a­tional, the ter­mi­nal will greatly boost the crude oil un­load­ing and up­load­ing ca­pa­bil­ity of the Zhoushan Port and play a crit­i­cal role in plac­ing the port in the world’s first-tier port le­gion in terms of bulk com­modi­ties lo­gis­tics and pro­cess­ing trade. The 13th ‘five-year plan’ of Ding­hai, mapped out by the dis­trict gov­ern­ment in 2016, can be summed up as “one cor­ri­dor and three bays” – an ‘all-wave’ strat­egy that re­gion­ally out­lines the de­vel­op­men­tal fo­cuses. Ac­cord­ing to the plan, the de­vel­op­ment of the western bay area - fea­tur­ing Jin­tang Is­land and Laotang­shan area - will be cen­tered on oil stor­age, trans­porta­tion and trade in an in­ter­na­tional frame­work.With a cur­rent crude oil stor­age ca­pac­ity of 18,200,000 cu­bic me­ters, the river-ocean com­bined trans­porta­tion power of Ding­hai will be fu­elled by so­phis­ti­cated in­dus­tri­als such as ‘green’ petro­chem­i­cal engi­neer­ing and Brightoil Pe­tro­leum trans­porta­tion.

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