COSCOL‘s Kang Sheng Kou broke the record in her first float-on service，Capt. Wei attends China-US business dialogue， China mainland, Macao sign closer economic ties pact， Ningbo seeks closer trade ties with HK， Investment from home and abroad fuels area economy， Develop Bohai Sea rim economy， Two HK-listed firms weigh investing in Dagang Port， Growing Chinese, US economies to fuel bilateral trade， Shipping takes new navigation rule on board。
More than 90 per cent of China‘s for eign trade goes through ports. In 2002, the number of containers handled by Chinese ports amounted to 37 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), about 30 times the volume of 1989. China hopes to increase the capacity of its national ports to 3 billion tons by 2010.