World’s Busiest Container Port
The port of Shanghai is still the world’s largest container port, however, recent data reveals its lead over its closest rival Singapore tightened last year.
The famous container port faces the East China Sea and was first opened in 1842. Shanghai port container terminals, equipped with the most advanced facilities, have 46 container berths, and over 6m square metres of container yards.
Shanghai posted 2018 throughput of 42.01m teu, 4.4% growth on 2017, while Singapore managed 36.6m teu, an 8.7% increase on the previous year.
According to the report, the world’s largest 120 box ports together handled 654m teu last year, an increase of 4.9% on 2017.
However, it wasn’t good news for Hong Kong, which saw the largest decline in volumes, down 1.1m teu over the year, dropping from 5th to 7th place in the top 120. This has prompted its major terminal operators to form an alliance to try and arrest further declines.
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