Shandong province will continue to boost its marine economy by focusing on the development of ports, marine industries and ecology, said Li Ganjie, governor of Shandong.
A multifunctional intelligent ecological marine ranch platform has begun operating in Yantai, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, and welcomed its first batch of visitors on July 10. It is the first of its kind in China.
From January to June this year, Shandong Port Group's total cargo throughput exceeded 700 million tons, with a year-on-year growth of 7.1 percent, according to official statistics.
The eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province is aiming to become an international shipping center that is on par with Shanghai.
Weihai Port has seen growth in overall throughput and container throughput due to the integrated reform and development of ports in Shandong province, said Gao Bing, director of Weihai Port, a branch of Shandong Port Group.
A marine ranching platform equipped with a 5G communication base station was delivered to Changdao Island, Yantai, Shandong province, becoming first of its kind to use 5G technologies in China.
The Shandong Port Group signed strategic cooperation agreements with the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) and the Zhejiang Seaport Investment & Operation Group on June 11 to collaborate in world-class port construction.