Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) has reported that Shanghai Port has surpassed an annual handling capacity of 40 million TEU, according to China's official press agency Xinhua.
When it first started operating in 1978, Shanghai Port had a handling capacity of 7,951 TEU.
The new figure means that the port's throughput has grown by over a quarter in the last seven years.
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In 2010, Shanghai port overtook the Port of Singapore to become the world's busiest container port.