It is an important iron ore transit base, crude oil transshipment base, liquid chemical storage and transportation base, and an important coal and grain storage and transportation base in East China; as an important part of Shanghai International Shipping Center, the port is the core carrier for serving the Yangtze River Economic Belt and building Zhoushan Jianghai Intermodal Transportation Service Center, an important support for the construction of Zhejiang Ocean Economic Development Demonstration Zone and Zhoushan Islands New Area, and an important support for the economic and social development of Ningbo City and Zhoushan City.
It is an important support for the economic and social development of Ningbo and Zhoushan City.Ningbo-Zhoushan Port is the result of the merger and reorganisation of Ningbo and Zhoushan Ports, and the name “Ningbo-Zhoushan Port” was launched on 1 January 2006; in September 2015, Ningbo-Zhoushan Port was substantially integrated. Ningbo Zhoushan Port consists of 19 port areas, including Zhenhai, Beilun, Daxie, Guanshan, Meishan, Jintang, Qushan, Liuyang, Cengang and Yangshan, and has more than 620 production berths, including nearly 170 large berths of over 10,000 tons and more than 100 large and very large deep-water berths of over 50,000 tons, making it the port with the largest number of mega ships in and out of China and one of the few deep-water ports in the world. In 2021, Ningbo Zhoushan Port completed a cargo throughput of 1.224 billion tons, up 4.4% year-on-year, and remained the world’s No. 1 port for the 13th consecutive year; it completed a container throughput of 31.08 million TEUs, up 8.2% year-on-year, and continued to rank third in the world.
On December 16, 2021, Ningbo Zhoushan Port became the third 30 million container port in the world after Shanghai Port and Singapore Port.In September 2021, Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group won the China Quality Award, achieving a zero breakthrough in the China Quality Award in Zhejiang Province and the first time for China’s port sector to win the China Quality Award.