Shanghai Widens Lead Over Singapore as Busiest Box Port

TOP NEWS / February 21, 2015

The Port of Shanghai, located in the vicinity of Shanghai, comprises a deep-sea port and a river port. The Port of Shanghai is managed by Shanghai International Port which superseded the Shanghai Port Authority in 2003. Shanghai International Port Company Limited is a public listed company, of which the Shanghai Municipal Government owns 44.23 percent of the outstanding shares.

In 2010, Shanghai port overtook the Port of Singapore to become the world’s busiest container port. Shanghai’s port handled 29.05 million TEUs, whereas Singapore’s was a half million TEUs behind.

In 2013, Shanghai port set a historic record by handling over 33.6 million TEUs. In particular, the port of Shanghai is topped the list as the busiest container port worldwide.

The top 10 world container ports shown to the following table:

Top Busy container port

According to the above list, Shanghai retained its title as the world’s busiest container port after widening the gap with its closest rival Singapore.

Shanghai, Singapore, Shenzhen and other ports in China are dominating the global container-shipping market while the facility in Ningbo overtook South Korea’s Busan last year as the world’s fifth-busiest harbor. Seven of the world’s 10 top container ports were in China in 2013, with Hong Kong coming in at fourth… Read more

The term of a ‘busy container port’ is measured by the volume in TEUs that handle  per year compared with others ports and this reflects the importance of the port both in geographical and trade value in the global container network. Moreover, this characteristic of ports caused by the new trend of container-ships that are made larger in order to meet the modern demand of global trade at the last years.


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