Shanghai retains place as world’s busiest port

Beautiful Shanghai Bund,

Shanghai has maintained its position as the best container port in the world after handling approximately 43.3 million TEU in 2019.

The figures were cited in national media and attributed to Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong and his government work report.

“Shanghai will serve as a crucial port for international container transportation and an aviation hub in the Asia Pacific region,” Ying was quoted as saying.

The results mean Shanghai is the world’s busiest container port for the 10th consecutive year, having stretched its lead of second place Singapore at 37.2 million TEU.

In August 2019 Shanghai was named the world’s best connected port by UNCTAD, a title measured largely container throughput and efficiency, as well as technological innovation.

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