SHANGHAI port posted a new record container volume of 43.5 million TEU last year, retaining the title of the world's busiest container port for the eleventh year in a row.
The 43.5 million TEU volume in 2020 represents a small increase on Shanghai Port's 2019 total container throughput of 43.3 million TEU.
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 record volumes of 3.9 million TEU and 4.2 million TEU respectively. Yangshan port area hit a historical record and posted a container throughput of 20 million TEU last year. The container volume for international cargo transshipment at Shanghai port was over 5.3m TEU in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 14 per cent .
The inland container trading volume was more than 6 million TEU, an increase of 15 per cent year on year and hitting a record high, reports Seatrade Maritime News, Colchester, UK..
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).