Since the opening of Dushangang area port was examined and approved by the state bureau in November of 2016, another good news has arrived – the Ministry of Traffic and Transport released the Note of the Ministry of Traffic and Transport on Zhejiang Jiaxing Port and Zhousan Port Further Enlarging the Opening to International Ships. This has marked that Dushangang area port in Pinghu is now officially open to international ships.
Dushangang area is the left wing of Jiaxing port – national A level port. It boasts rich coastal resources. The frontal depth of the area is 15 meters, which makes the port a quality deep-water port in northern Zhejiang area. As early as in 2002, Dushangang area port launched the application process of its opening to international ships. In the March of 2013, it obtained military approval and in the December of 2014, it obtained the approval from the State Council. After those approvals, as per the requirements of open port, Pinghu government immediately quickened the construction of complementary equipment. In June and November of 2016, Dushangang area port’s opening to international ships successively obtained the preliminary approval from the province and the state examination and approval The opening of Dushangang area port includes the opening of water and land area, entrance lines, anchoring area and etc. The water line is 15.2 km. The entire Dushangang area is planned to have three port areas for chemical and industrial, multi-purpose, and bulks. It has the capacity of building 43 off-shore productive berths that is over 10000 ton. At the moment 5 ports have been built, which are Shanghai port Dushan container, Dushan Port Office, Jiaxing Port Logistics, Jiaxing Power Plant and Pinghu Glass, which amounts to 9 10000-ton berths and 5 1000-ton berths.
“From the number of planned berths and the number of built berths, Dushangang area port will have remarkable achievements after it’s open.” The representative of the Municipal Port Office told the reporter. After Dushangang area port is officially open to international ships, it will further generate clustering effects to attract more goods, clients, capitals and information. Besides, it will also further motivate the current port companies to engage in international affairs. “port’s opening” is also “an international permit” for Pinghu to go global and participate in global economic cooperation. This will add new vitality and important competitiveness for Pinghu to develop export-oriented economy and provide strong support for the economic development of Pinghu port.