Customs authorities said the value of Shandong's foreign trade in the first two months of the year totaled 278.08 billion yuan ($39.57 billion), down 7.9 percent from the same period last year.
The Zibo Inland Port officially opened to the public on March 2, as five cargo trains carrying $11 million in goods set off for the West Coast New Area of Qingdao.
The first shipment of bauxite produced in Boffa in the northwestern corridor of Guinea, a West African nation, arrived at Rizhao Port in Shandong province on Feb 26.
A freight train heading to Central Asia departed from Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, on Tuesday night.
Weihai in Shandong province has taken steps to further economic and trade ties with countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative in recent years.
The Jinan Boiler Group Co Ltd signed a general construction contract of 16-megawatt biomass waste power plant project with a local company in Sofia, Bulgaria on July 6.
Shandong has achieved outstanding results in promoting internationalization and will continue to do so, officials said.