China’s container and cargo throughput surges, ports handle 122 million TEU in the last five months

The last 5 months have marked a positive growth for China’s container and cargo throughput. From January to May, the Chinese ports posted a container volume of 122 million TEU, an increase of 4.8% year-on-year; cargo throughput was 6.75 billion tons, a growth rate of 7.9%.

The ports of Shanghai, Ningbo Zhoushan, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Xiamen, Suzhou, Beibu Gulf port, and Rizhao, were among the top ten container handling ports.

Mainland China dominates the top ten container ports globally with six of ten located in the country. The remaining four are Singapore, Busan, Rotterdam, and the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.

The top ten cargo-handling ports by tons are Ningbo- Zhoushan, Tangshan, Shanghai, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Rizhao, Suzhou, Tianjin, Yantai, and Beibu Gulf port.

Strongly lowering the logistics cost and improving operational efficiency was the Water-to-railway container volume of domestic ports which was 3.96m TEU, up by 10.2% when compared with the same period of last year.

Eleven coastal container hub ports have established a one-stop service platform and their online business acceptance amount accounts for 86% of the total volume.

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