Shanghai Port retains crown as the World’s Busiest Container Port in 2020

2021-01-09 10:09:07 International Ports News

The 43.5mn TEUs volume in 2020 represents a small increase on Shanghai Port’s 2019 total container throughput of 43.3 mn TEUs. 

Despite pandemic outbreak, Shanghai port maintained a strong performance in the past year.

Despite the continued Covid-19 outbreak and unstable international trading,  Shanghai port maintained a strong performance in the past year. In July and October 2020, the port reported a container handling volume of 3.9 mn TEUs and 4.2 mn TEUs, representing a single month high; Yangshan port area hit a historical record and posted a container throughput of 20mn TEUs last year

The container volume for international cargo transhipment at Shanghai port was over 5.3 mn TEUs last year, an increase of 14% year-on-year. The inland container trading volume was more than 6 mn TEUs, an increase of 15% year-on-year, hitting a record high.

Shanghai port will further develop the port eco-system to support its international shipping hub construction, accelerate the cooperation with Yangtze river delta and improve the overall competitiveness and influence in the coming days, said Gu Jinshan, Chairman of Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).

The Port of Shanghai is the busiest port in the world in terms of cargo tonnage and comprises a deepsea port and a river port.

The port is situated in the middle of the 18,000km-long Chinese coastline

Located in Shanghai, China, the port covers an area of 3,619.6km² at the mouth of the Yangtze River. It is situated in the middle of the 18,000km-long Chinese coastline. The Shanghai port is considered the world’s fastest-growing economy.

Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) is responsible for operating and managing the public terminals in the port. SIPG handles domestic, national and international cargo transportation. It is also responsible for maintaining, manufacturing and leasing containers, as well as building, managing and operating port facilities.

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