The first trade container export shipping route began operations at the Dongjiakou deep-water port in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province on Tuesday.
Ships will be heading to Manila, Philippines.
The Qingdao port has accelerated its transformation and upgrade in recent years.
The Dongjiakou port area has completed 400,000 tons of ore terminals, 450,000 tons of crude oil docks, 270,000 cubic meters of special LNG wharfs and 120,000 tons of grain docks, creating a logistics and trade center for large-scale port terminals for resources and energy.
The container business at the Dongjiakou port is aimed at developing the port industry and open up the logistics corridor in southwestern Shandong Province, and to improve the service capability and its influence in foreign trade market.
There are 35,000-ton and 50,000-ton general berths at the Dongjiakou port. The total length of the berth has expanded to 475 meters, taking about 100,000 square meters.
The terminal is equipped with smart gates, floor scales, and platforms for inspection and monitoring. Services including container handling, warehousing, dismantling boxes, and refrigeration cabinets are provided.