Weihai, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, has been ramping up efforts to fuel marine science and technology development to build a strong marine economy.
Shandong Port Group posted strong performance in the first quarter of this year, with cargo throughput exceeding 370 million tons, up 9 percent year-on-year.
Qingdao Port generated an operating revenue of 13.22 billion yuan ($2.02 billion) last year, up 8.7 percent year-on-year.
The coastal city of Yantai has set goals to develop its marine economy in next five years. By 2025, the city's total output in marine economy is expected to reach 250 billion yuan ($38.4 billion), local media reported.
East China's Shandong is reportedly planning to speed up its construction of world-class ports.
Yantai Port entered its peak season for handling and distributing chemical fertilizers in March, an important time for spring agriculture and the start to ploughing across China.
The province of Shandong in East China has been focusing heavily on the construction of world-class sea ports, a strong modern maritime industry system, and a green and sustainable marine environment in an effort to become a maritime powerhouse.