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Cargo throughput at Port of Shanghai ranks first in world for four consecutive years
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15:02, March 09, 2009

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According to statistics recently issued by the Shanghai Municipal Transport and Port Authority, the Port of Shanghai had a cargo throughput of 582 million tons in 2008, an increase of 3.6 percent year-on-year, maintaining its position as the port with the most cargo throughput in the world for the fourth consecutive year.

Container throughput rose 7.1 percent year-on-year to 28.006 million TEUs (twenty-foot container equivalent units), still ranking second in the world.

A total of 61,900 domestic and foreign ships were piloted through the Port of Shanghai during 2008, an increase of 2,100 ships year-on-year.

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