China ports container volume rises in 2022

The Port of Shanghai is world's busiest container port and comprises a deep-sea port and a river port. The port faces the East China Sea to the east, and Hangzhou Bay to the south. It includes the confluences of the Yangtze River, Huangpu River (which enters the Yangtze River), and Qiantang River.

China’s ports have handled a total container volume of 295.9 million TEU in 2022, representing a 4.7 per cent year-on-year increase.

The Port of Dalian experienced the largest container throughput increase of all Chinese ports in 2022 with handling 4.46 million TEU, a 21.5 per cent year-on-year increase.

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The Port of Shanghai handled 47.3 million TEU in 2022. 

While this reflected the biggest container throughput for a port in China, it was yet the lowest year-on-year increase of 0.6 per cent. 

The Port of Yinkou was the only Chinese port to decrease its container throughput in 2022, handling 5 million TEU which reflects a 4 per cent decrease from 2021.

Shanghai Port announced plans to build a new $7.2 billion container terminal in September 2022 to facilitate its container volume numbers.

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