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.
The Conference on Promoting World-class Smart and Green Ports Development in Shandong was held on June 2 in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao.
Zhang Jinhai, a deputy to the 13th National People's Congress, submitted a motion about building a national petrochemical industry base in Dongying city, Shandong province during the third session of the 13th NPC.
Weihai has made significant headway in the development of its marine economy over the past few years, according to Zhang.