Shanghai port's container throughput ranks world's 1st

Updated: 2010-09-21 17:42
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Due to the strong recovery of China's imports and exports, the Port of Shanghai's total container throughput in the first eight months of 2010 stood at more than 19 million standard containers, making it the largest container port in the world.

According to statistics, the Port of Shanghai's container throughput stood at more than 2.6 million standard containers in August 2010, up nearly 21 percent compared to the same period last year, and setting a new monthly record. As the two core ports of the Shanghai International Shipping Center are under construction, the throughput of the Yangshan Deepwater Port and the Waiguoqiao Port also kept increasing.

In August, the Yangshan Port Area's total throughput amounted to 960,800 standard containers, up almost 37 percent compared to the same period last year, including an underwater throughput of 380,400 standard containers, up nearly 9 percent from the previous year. The Waigaoqiao Port Area completed a throughput of more than 1.3 million standard containers, up more than 14 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Benefiting from the high-speed growth in August, the port's total throughput has exceeded that of Singapore (19.01 million standard containers), and has taken first place in world for the first time.

The number of the ships and people entering and exiting China in the two ports of Shanghai both reached their highest levels. According to statistics of the Yangshan Frontier Inspection Station, the Yangshan Deepwater Port received and sent 805 ships in August, up nearly 11 percent compared to that of July, and received and sent 18,001 people, up nearly 18 percent compared to that of July.