Oct 9 marked a major milestone for Rizhao Port with the opening there of the world's first side-loading and parallel-layout fully automated container terminal.
The giant Shandong Port Group or SPG posted a strong performance during the seven-day Chinese National Day holiday on Oct 1-7.
A total of 2,000 tons of bunker fuel for local ships was recently unloaded at a new oil depot operated by Oil Port Co at Qingdao Port.
A research team in Qingdao, Shandong province, said recently it had succeeded in using hybrid technology to develop a new variety of high-yielding kelp that can bring substantial profits to seaweed farmers.
Shandong province, an economic powerhouse in China's east coastal regions, has placed great emphasis on the marine economy as it has become a new driving force for economic development.
China's marine economy is accelerating the pace of its recovery and is expected to embrace high-quality development thanks to effective measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic, a blue book said recently.
A fully automated container terminal at Qingdao Port in Shandong province, the first of its kind in Asia, achieved average efficiency of 52.1 moves of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per hour for a single crane on Aug 24, a world record.