TIANJIN has become the main destination hub for Liquefied Natural Gas shipments to China. In the first five months of the year, the port handled 1/5 of total shipments.
The Xinhua news agency announced this, in an article which pointed out that the Chinese port of call had recorded an annual increase of 24.8% in LNG imports, with 4.97 million tons.
Shipments from Austria, Russia and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) alone account for 75.4% of the port’s total LNG imports.
Tianjin is considered the port of Beijing, only 130 km away from the ‘forbidden city’. Its container handling totals 16 million TEUs per year and its goods traffic amounts to 446 million tons. In its 129 square kilometre port area every type of cargo is handled.
Translation by Giles Foster