In October 2018, the four 10,000-ton berths of the Phase II Project of Jiangsu Xinminzhou Port Co., Ltd. were approved by the Jiangsu Provincial People's Government for opening to the outside world. Up to now, Xinminzhou Port Phase 1 and Phase 2 has 6 million tonnage berths, all of which are open to the outside world. This has ended the disadvantageous situation that only one vessel can be berthed on the outside ship by one negotiation in the past and realized the full and formal opening to the outside world.
Since 2018, Xinminzhou Port has overcome all kinds of difficulties and achieved remarkable results in the period of not realizing full opening to the outside world. Up to now, the 2 million 220 thousand Party of imported timber has increased by 118% over the same period last year. To achieve timber delivery 2 million 70 thousand party, an increase of 95% over the same period last year. Pine is the main timber harbor species in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, and the arrival volume has steadily occupied the second place.
Since April, four imported timber ships have been operating in Xinminzhou Port simultaneously and continuously. In June this year, Xinminzhou Port completed 15 timber ships docking, nearly three or four consecutive ships operating in the port at the same time, a total of 472,000 imported timber unloading, ranking first in the country's monthly single port unloading volume. On October 4, 2018, with the arrival of the 70th foreign ship this year, the annual imported timber volume of Xinminzhou Port in Jiangsu Province exceeded 2 million cubic meters, an increase of 131%.
The huge timber transfer scale of Xinminzhou Port supports the continuous supply of timber and ensures the stability of timber import volume breaking the record continuously. Since this year, the company has actively responded to market changes, through the port and Industrial Park linkage, to open up the hinterland timber sales market. Our port gives full play to the advantages of the main berth and waterway transit. While unloading four timber ships at the port, we can ensure uninterrupted timber shipment to the upstream area. In September, when 320,000 square meters of timber were received and unloaded, 350,000 square meters of timber were shipped, an increase of 203% over the same period of last year. Among them, 40 shipments were carried out, totaling 170,000 square meters, all of which were the highest in our history.
From steadily advancing industrial park projects to fully opening berths, Xinminzhou Port in Jiangsu Province has achieved breakthroughs step by step, and has made brilliant achievements in the industry in just three years. At present, relying on ports, Zhenjiang's ecological industrial city is speeding up construction. At present, the initial processing capacity of 700,000 square meters per year of 200 mu has been put into operation, and the second stage of the initial processing of nearly 1000 mu has been completed. The production capacity of 1.3 million square meters per year of the second stage of the initial processing will be put into use in recent years. 120 100 cubic meters and 150 cubic meters drying kilns will also be put into use. In addition, the 1098 Mu deep processing area project land approval basically completed, is about to start construction. The timber industry chain of Xinminzhou Port is speeding up its perfection, and the business scale of processing enterprises, traders and ports in the port is expanding.
Under the leadership of China Forestry Group Co., Ltd. and China Forestry Times Holding Co., Ltd., Xinminzhou will give full play to the tremendous advantages of the integration of Hong Kong, industry and trade to provide better service and more comprehensive guarantee for the vast number of customers in Xinminzhou. The opening of the six 10,000-ton berths will inject new vitality and provide new impetus for the construction of the "China's first timber port" in Xinminzhou Port, and open a new journey for the high-quality development of Xinminzhou Port. Xinminzhou Port has entered a new era of rapid development.
Zhonglin Times Holding Co., Ltd. wholeheartedly welcomes high-quality suppliers, traders and wood manufacturers at home and abroad to invest in Xinminzhou Port and Zhenjiang Guolin Eco-industrial City. Xinminzhou will provide high-quality, efficient handling and transfer, complete supporting quality services to meet the needs of customers and create a brilliant performance of the first port of China's timber industry.