Eastern China's coastal province Shandong spent CNY4.9 billion (US$799.43 million) on port and shipping projects during the first of half of 2013, which has brought 30.9 million tonnes of capacity to the ports in the province by completion four terminals with eight deepwater berths, Xinhua reports.
There are 62 ongoing port and shipping projects in Shandong, according to the province's port and shipping authority. Fifty-two of them of are seaport projects and 10 river port projects.
Four projects that have been finished in the first half of year are the No 1 to 3 berths at port of Qingdao's Qianwan Container Terminal, an ore terminal at Qingdao's Dongjiakou port area, a container terminal at Yantai port's Zhifu port area, and a liquid chemical terminal at Yantai port's west port area. These four projects have generated a container capacity of 2.81 million TEU and a tonnage capacity of 30.9 million tonnes.
Meanwhile, Qingdao port's cruise liner terminal, Rizhao port's charcoal terminal, Yantai port's 300,000-tonne ore terminal and two 50,000-tonne liquid chemical terminals at Dongying port are about to be finished.