Four Chinese ports get official approval to receive valemaxes

Four Chinese ports get official approval to receive valemaxes

Dalian: China’s Ministry of Transport and National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) have together released a notice in which they have officially approved a total of seven berths in Dalian Port, Tangshan Port, Qingdao Port and Ningbo Port to receive 400,000dwt valemaxes.

The seven berths are located in Dagushan port area of Dalian, Caofeidian port area of Tangshan, Dongjiakou port area of Qingdao and Ningbo’s Majishan terminal and Shulanghu terminal.

Lianyungang Port, which received a valemax in 2013, is not included in the notice.

The notice has warned port operators not to receive valemaxes and expand terminal capacity without permission.

The first of four 400,000dwt VLOCs acquired by China Ore Shipping from Brazilian ore giant Vale, Yuan Zhuo Hai, arrived at Dongjiakou Port in Qingdao this week and became the first valemax to unload at a Chinese port for two years.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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