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North China port sees robust growth in container throughput

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Via China Daily

The Tianjin port is seen on Aug 16, 2019. [Photo/VCG]

TIANJIN – The port of Tianjin, a major link in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, saw its container throughput rise 8.1 percent year-on-year in 2019, according to Tianjin Port Group Co Ltd Friday.

The port handled 17.3 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) last year thanks to Tianjin’s participation in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development to foster regional growth since 2015.

Since four rail-sea freight routes were launched, Tianjin has also seen a year-on-year rise of 15.2 percent considering its volume of rail-sea transport last year.

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

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