Shanghai and Shenzhen Ports See Double Digit Growth in Container Throughput

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SHANGHAI, Sept. 10 – Container throughput in the ports of Shanghai and Shenzhen rose by double digit growth to record highs in August.

Shanghai’s total container throughput totaled 2.64 million twenty-foot equivalent units, an increase of 20.7 percent year-on-year according to the Shanghai International Port Group. Shenzhen Port container traffic reached 2.24 million TEUs, an increase of 29.5 percent the Shenzhen Port Administration reported.

Shanghai overtook Singapore to become the busiest container port in the world in April, and Shenzhen displaced Hong Kong as the world’s third busiest in July.

Shanghai Port recorded a cargo throughput of 35.73 million metric tons in August, up 14.68 percent year-on-year, while Shenzhen’s cargo traffic climbed 19.9 percent to 20.29 million metric tons.