|Lanxi Improves Water Transportation|
On August 1, the hydraulic structures of the berths, a supporting project of the Zhejiang Petroleum Lanxi Oil Depot, passed the quality evaluation. This supporting project includes two 500-ton berths, with a total length of 177 meters. Their designed annual throughput is 800,000 tons and the annual throughput capacity will reach 1 million tons. Additionally, the construction scale of the oil depot project reaches 33,000 cubic meters, which is used to store gasoline and diesel.
In recent years, Lanxi has sped up the integration of port resources, focused on improving the collection and distribution system of the port area, and promoted the high-level development of multimodal transportation. This year, the Lanxi Port Railway Public Water has accelerated the construction of its multimodal transport hub, and its modern service industry innovation and development zone of inner river port and navigation has been selected as the provincial-level demonstration zone.
In 2018, the Yaojia Shiplock was put into trial operation, and Lanxi opened up the “last mile” of connecting the riverways and the ocean. The cargo ships could reach the upper reaches of the Qujiang River, such as Longyou and Quzhou, and then enter the Hangzhou Bay through the Fuchun River, connecting with the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal and other waterways to reach Shanghai, Jiangsu, and other places, or enter the Hangzhou-Ningbo Canal to reach Shaoxing, Ningbo, and other places. As of July 31, a total of 7299 ships have passed through the ship lock, with a cargo volume of 5.5546 million tons.
The Nübu comprehensive operation area of Lanxi Port made the bulk cargo transportation industry adopt the approach of transferring highways to waterways by improving preferential policies for bulk cargo transportation, optimizing seamless loading and unloading, and improving work efficiency, so as to expand the influence of inland waterway shipping to more surrounding companies.
In addition, Lanxi also focuses on upgrading the projects of inland waterways and improving its service capacity. Since the resumption of navigation in the Qujiang and Lanjiang waterways, the number of ships passing through the ship lock has been increasing year by year. In 2022, 9561 two-way trips were completed, with a total load capacity of 7.18 million tons. In order to give greater play to the comprehensive transportation function of the Qiantang River, the class III waterway regulation project of the Qiantang River (Jinhua section) is currently being carried out. After renovation and upgrading, Lanjiang River enables navigation of ships up to 1000 tons. (By Chen Zhiheng, translated by Wei Han, edited by Daniel Haws)