Chinese ports have shown robust growth in container throughput for the period between January and August 2023. The total throughput reached 203.7 million TEUs, marking a 4.8% increase compared to the same period last year. Cargo volumes also surged, rising by 8.4% year-on-year to reach 11.1 billion tons during this period.
Shanghai Port maintains its position as the busiest container port in China, handling a staggering 32 million TEUs. Ningbo & Zhoushan comes in second place with 24 million TEUs, while Shenzhen secures the third position with a throughput of 19 million TEUs.
Interestingly, Shenzhen was the only major port among the top 12 in China to experience a decline, with a -2.1% year-on-year decrease in container throughput from January to August.
The smaller ports, however, reported impressive growth figures. Yinkou led the way with a remarkable 21.7% increase in container throughput year-on-year, followed by Beibu Gulf with a 15% rise, Dalian at 14.3%, and Lianyungang with a 14.2% increase."
Source: Container News (2 Oct)