The value of Nantong’s imports and exports amounted to 254.29 billion yuan ($37.71 billion) in 2018, representing year-on-year growth of 7.7 percent.
The first container vessel from Yingkou berths at the Nantong Port on Jan 16, officially launching the new water route between central and northern China for container transport.
The shipbuilding industry in Nantong has made a significant breakthrough in transforming itself last year, according to the city’s maritime safety administration.
Su-Tong Science and Technology Industrial Park is gearing up to attract more investment and projects this year, according to an announcement at the 2019 work meeting held on Jan 11.
Chinese domestic cosmetics giant Longliqi Group has recently sped up the construction of its intelligent manufacturing plant in Bingcha town of Rudong county in East China's Jiangsu province.
The city of Nantong aims to boost the development of valuable new types of foreign trade over the next five years, according to a recently-released government document.
The Nantong Designers Association was officially founded on Jan 6.
Container throughput exceeded 1.25 million TEUs at the Nantong Port in East China's Jiangsu province in 2018, local authorities announced on Jan 4.