On Dec 31st 2005, China's largest commercial oil transshipment base---- Sinochem (the controlling shareholder) Xingzhong Oil Transshipment (Zhoushan)'s Aoshan Base has accomplished its replication work for its Oil Storage Tank Zone to establish 4 new 5000- ton oil tanks. That made the total inventory capacity to reach 1.6 million cubic meters. The Base's overall annual handling capability had reached 25 million tons, which enables it to become the leading transshipment center for China's oil import and export.
By the end of Nov. 2005, Aoshan Base had handled more than 140 million tons of oil and oil product. More than 10000 ships had anchored off the base to operate; among which more than 50 are 300,000-ton class ships.