Marine Port China 2006

Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd. announced that Marine Port China 2006 will be held at the Shanghai International Exhibition Center from September 27 to 29. Organized jointly by the China Ports and Harbors Association (CPHA), the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Shanghai Sub-council (CCPIT Shanghai), the China Chamber of International Commerce, and the Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, and sees strong support from the Ministry of Communications, China and Shanghai Municipality. Large domestic and international ports will gather again in Shanghai to showcase the latest achievements in construction and exchange information and technologies.

Marine Port China 2006 serves as a good stage for world famous manufacturers of port machinery and supporting facilities to exhibit their new products, new technologies and also have the opportunity to communicate directly with potential buyers. Marine Port China 2006 will attract over 100 exhibitors from 8 countries and regions. Major ports along China's eastern sea and over half of the river ports will attend alongside a ten thousand strong professional audience from China and Southeast Asia.

Fuelled by the rapid growth of China's economy, there has been a new development on port construction along the coast and rivers in China, highlighted by regional cooperation, the collaboration between the port and the bonded area and the port economy. Currently, China's Ports have set the following short-term development targets: emphasizing on the construction of specialized container terminals; accelerating the construction of large specialized deepwater terminals and deepwater routes; making efforts to enhance the modernized technology application during the Port production and management; expediting the process of the port informatization; as well as boosting the transformation of traditional ports to modernized logistic centers. In five years, China plans to construct three huge ports at the three growth ''poles'' of the economy of coastal areas -- the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and Bohai Bay area -- while giving priorities to the development of large, intensive and specialized terminals so as to provide solid material foundations for the growth of the national economy and the opening policy implementation as well as for the fast development of the regional economy.

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