BEIJING, 22 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – The 6th Maritime Silk Road Ports International Cooperation Forum, one of the activities marking China Maritime Day, opened on Wednesday in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province , in eastern China.
The forum, which focused on the theme “Coping with Current Changes, Overcoming Difficulties and Discussing Related Strategies”, includes events such as high-level panel discussions, themed fairs and special conferences for present academic achievements, development experience and advanced technologies. the port and maritime industry.
These last years, Ningbo has made great efforts in building world-class ports, which has resulted in significant development of local ports, which in turn has led to the development of the city, said Peng Jiaxue, member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and secretary of Ningbo. Municipal Party Committee on the opening ceremony.
In 2020, the city’s local GDP ranked twelfth among all cities in China and its export value ranked fifth nationally. Its international maritime centers development index ranks among the top 10 in the world.
Gao Xingfu, vice-governor of the People’s Government of Zhejiang province, said that for twelve consecutive years, the cargo throughput of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port has ranked first in the world, making the port the only port in the world with an annual cargo throughput of over one billion tons.
In the context of a systematic and targeted response to the COVID-19 epidemic in China, Zhejiang province has developed a 5-year development plan for Ningbo-Zhoushan Port and is striving to transform Ningbo-Zhoushan Port into a major global logistics center, bulk commodity storage and transportation base, and characteristic shipping services for the 21st century Maritime Silk Road, Gao noted.
At the opening ceremony, the Global Port Reputation Report 2021 was officially released by China’s Economic Information Service, operated by Xinhua, to showcase the international reputation of global ports in the post-epidemic era.
The forum was jointly organized by the People’s Government of Ningbo Municipality, the China Institute of Navigation, the Ministry of Transport of Zhejiang province and Ports of China & Association of Ports.
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SOURCE Xinhua Silk Road