River port sees rise in throughput

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 April, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 April, 1995, 12:00am

CARGO throughput at the southern Chinese port of San Shan (above), which celebrated its first anniversary recently, is increasing rapidly, says a port official.

Located at the eastern end of Nanhai, 84 nautical miles from Hong Kong, the port handles about 5,000 teus and 10,000 tonnes of general cargo every month.

'This is definitely encouraging for a greenfield river port with a history of only one year,' said Matthew Chan, general manager of Hutchison Delta Ports (HDP).

The port is owned and operated by Nanhai International Container Terminals (NICT), a joint venture between HDP and the Nanhai Transport Bureau.

Port facilities include a container freight station, bonded warehouse and container repair services. With the availability of additional water frontage and back-up land, plans are being made to expand the port, Mr Chan said.