Report: China to See Shipping Volume Rise

The volume of cargo passing through China’s ports every year is expected to rise by more than 50 percent in the next five years, a report said Tuesday.

Communications Minister Zhang Chunxian, speaking at a conference in Shanghai, said the total cargo volume would rise to 6.1 billion tons a year by 2010 from 4 billion tons last year, the state-run newspaper Shanghai Daily reported.