Port Profile: Shanghai

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The Port of Shanghai has been one of the world’s most active international trade hubs for over a century. However, it was not until China allowed for economic reform in the early 90’s, that the port was able to flourish and reach its current success. In 2010, the Port of Shanghai surpassed the Port of Singapore, becoming the busiest container port in the world. Over 29 Million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) are moved annually.

The Shanghai International Port (Group) Company, Limited (SIPG) is the sole operator of the public terminals in the Port of Shanghai.

Facilities:

125 berths in the Port of Shanghai with a total quay length of about 20 kilometers

293 thousand square meters of warehouses

over 4.7 million square meters of storage yards

5143 units of cargo-handling equipment

Throughput:

Over 2,000 container ships depart from the port every month

29.05 million TEU’s

More than 500 Million Metric Tons

Geography: The Port of Shanghai occupies a desirable geographic location, enjoys near-ideal natural conditions, and serves a vast economically-developed area connected by the Yangtze River. The port rests next to the East China Sea, just north of Hagzhou Bay, which is where the Yangtze River converges with the Qiantang River.

Sources:

http://www.portshanghai.com.cn/en/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/08/shanghai-port-idUSTOE70700A20110108

http://www.worldportsource.com/ports/CHN_Port_of_Shanghai_411.php

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