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Shanghai takes commanding lead in container throughput

With a comprehensive portfolio of international freight forwarding services through most of China’s main gateways, the U-Freight Group notes that according to the Splash 247 website, Shanghai has established an unprecedented 10 million teu lead over its nearest rival in the latest rankings of the top 30 container ports worldwide as compiled by Alphaliner.

Shanghai has been the world's largest container port for the past 14 years, consistently outperforming Singapore, which holds second place.

The port is poised to become the first to handle 50 million teu in a single calendar year.

Alphaliner states that China accounts for over 50 per cent of the throughput of the top 30 ports, and  Qingdao recorded the highest increase of any major gateway worldwide, reaching the 30 million teu mark last year for the first time and closing in on Shenzhen, which is in fourth place. Third-place Ningbo is also approaching Singapore's volume, challenging for the second spot.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong, which began the millennium as the world's largest container port, has now slipped out of the top 10 for the first time.

You can find more information about the U-Freight Group’s international freight and logistics services for the Chinese market by visiting the relevant pages on this website, or speaking to your usual contact in our company.