SHANGHAI, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- The annual handling capacity
of Shanghai Port surpassed 40 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent
units) on Friday, breaking an existing world record, according to the
Shanghai International Port Group.
As one of China's largest ports, Shanghai Port started container
transportation in 1978 with a handling capacity of 7,951 TEUs that year.
The port's throughput exceeded 30 million TEUs in 2011.
In December 2017, Shanghai Yangshan Deep Water Port, the world's biggest automated container terminal, started trial operations.
The project uses automated handling equipment designed and
manufactured in China, as well as a domestically developed automated
It has helped consolidate the port's standing as the world's busiest
container port and supported Shanghai's efforts to become a world