(Reuters) — China started construction this month on a grain transportation port in Fuyuan city in northeastern Heilongjiang province, state media has reported.
The port will handle growing amounts of grain produced in Russia by Chinese enterprises and imported into the domestic market, Xinhua said.
The port, in which Heilongjiang Shipping Group and farming company Dongjin Group are investors, will be able to handle 150,000 tonnes of grain a year by September.
A further 650,000 tonnes of capacity will be added next year, it added.
The port will connect with the Khabarovsk and Nikolayevsk-on-Amur ports in Russia, as well as ports in the Sea of Japan and south China, it added, reducing transportation costs for importers currently relying on land routes.