Rizhao port transported 8.66 million tonnes of coal in the first haof of this year, adding 41.2% from a year earlier, showed data from Rizhao Port Group.
The increased thermal coal shipment since this year was a main contributor to the total shipments at Rizhao port, yet it mainly handled coking and PCI coal previously.
Its coke shipments stood at 2.4 million tonnes during the same period, a year-on-year increase of 48%, data showed.
In June, coke transport at the port reached 700,000 tonnes, surging 200% from the preceding year.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Jessie Jia)
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