Shanghai becomes world's busiest container port

09:12, January 10, 2011      

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Shanghai overtook Singapore as the world's busiest container port in 2010, driven by continuing growth in trade and the business generated by the World Expo last year, the city government said.

Shanghai's port handled 29.05 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2010, the municipal government said in a statement on its website, citing a work meeting on turning Shanghai into a global shipping centre.

That compared with the 28.4 million TEUs handled by the Port of Singapore in 2010, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

Shanghai's cargo throughput rose to around 650 million tons in 2010, maintaining its top global spot, according to the statement.

Source: Global Times
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