Chinese Mega Ports Increased in Number in 2011
There were 26 ports in China handling over 100-million tons each by end of year 2011
The number of such ports was 22 in 2010, and 12 in 2006. Among the 26 100-million-ton handling capacity ports, 17 are costal and nine are inland, said a statistical bulletin, which was commissioned by China's Ministry of Transport and featured in 'China Daily'.
China has also seen a strong momentum of growth in its inland ports with three of the four newly listed ports in 2011.The central government will allocate US$7.15 billion in the 2011-2015 period to facilitate inland navigation.