Shanghai's port continues to rank first in the world

16:26, November 23, 2010      

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The Statistical Bureau of Shanghai and Shanghai's border inspection stations jointly issued the Port of Shanghai operational data for October on Nov. 22. In October, the volume of containers, ships and passengers entering and exiting from the port all maintained a large growth over the same period from last year.

In the first 10 months of 2010, container throughput at Shanghai Port reached nearly 24 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units, a measure of container capacity), which is still more than that of the Port of Singapore. This means the Port of Shanghai has ranked first in the world for three successive months, maintaining its position as the largest port in the world.

In October, container throughput in the Port of Shanghai stood at more than 2.3 million TEU, up more than 8 percent compared to the same period last year. According to the statistics by the Waigaoqiao Border Inspection Station, the Waigaoqiao Port Zone completed a throughput of nearly 1.2 million standard containers, one half of the Port of Shanghai's total volume. Its throughput of goods reached 10.3 million tons, equal to that of the same month in 2009.

According to statistics, the Yangshan Port Zone completed a container throughput of 835,100 TEU in October, up by more than 25 percent compared to the same period of last year, including 337,300 standard water transport containers.

According to data issued by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Port of Singapore completed container throughput of more than 2.3 million TEU in total in October and nearly 23.6 million TEU in the first 10 months of the year.

By People's Daily Online


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