Tianjin port sees robust growth in container throughput

(exploringtianjin.com)| Updated : 2020-01-13

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The port of Tianjin, a major link in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, saw its container throughput reach 17.3 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2019, a rise of 8.1 percent year-on-year, according to the Tianjin Port Group Co. Ltd.

Tianjin Port has been increasingly important in coordinated development to foster regional growth in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei since 2015.

Since four new rail-sea freight routes were launched, Tianjin has also seen a year-on-year rise of 15.2 percent in its volume of rail-sea transport, which reached 568,000 TEUs last year.

The city also lowers freight transport costs to offer both faster and cheaper transport services.