June 29 The completion ceremony for the world's first air-track intelligent transport demonstration system took place on June 29 at Qingdao Port, operated by the Shandong Port Group or SPG – one of the world's biggest port operators, based in the port city of Qingdao in East China's Shandong province.
June 5 Shandong Port Group announced its green and low-carbon development plan in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25) at a news conference on June 5 in Qingdao. It was the first operator in the nation's port and shipping sector to issue such plan.
March 31 According to the latest data from the Ministry of Transport and the Shanghai International Shipping Research Center released on March 31, total cargo throughput in 2020 of Qingdao Port reached 605 million tons – up 4.7 percent year-on-year and ranking it fifth in the world. Total container throughput reached 21.01 million TEUs, up 4.7 percent year-on-year, ranking it sixth in the world and first in Northeast Asia.
March 29 Both Qingdao Port and Rizhao Port released their 2020 annual reports at the end of March. Last year, powered by integration reforms at SPG, the two subsidiaries posted prosperous sets of numbers for both cargo throughput and financial results.
March 24 SPG on March 24 held the strategically important 2021 Port & Shipping Seminar on the High-quality Development of Container Business in the city of Shanghai.