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Zhanjiang to have first 400,000-t waterway in South China

Updated: Oct 1, 2019 en.zhanjiang.gov.cn Print
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The renovation and extension of the 300,000-ton waterway at Zhanjiang Port starts on Sept 28. [Photo/southcn.com]

The renovation and extension of the 300,000-ton waterway at Zhanjiang Port started on Sept 28. The waterway is expected to become the first 400,000-t waterway in the South China area.

Zhanjiang Port, which one of the closest ports in the Chinese mainland to Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania, has invested 3.87 billion yuan ($543.33 million) in the project, which will take around one year to complete.

The waterway is 64.1 kilometers in length and has a navigable width of 340 meters. After construction is completed, theOre Zhanjiang, the largest 400,000-t very large ore carrier (VLOC) in the world will be returned to Zhanjiang.

Ore Zhanjiang, the largest 400,000-t very large ore carrier (VLOC) in the world, will be able to return to Zhanjiang after the waterway is completed. [Photo/zhanjiang.gov.cn]

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