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China ports boost container throughput: Shanghai remains on top, smallers hubs achieve double-digit growth

Chinese container ports have achieved a 4% increase in their container volumes during the first nine months of the year, compared with the same period in 2021.

China’s box ports have handled 219.3 million TEUs from January to September 2022 and the following table shows the container throughput and the cargo throughput of the twelve major ports in the country.

As seen in the table, the ports in Shanghai, Ningbo & Zhoushan and Shenzhen remain the busiest container hubs of China with 35 million TEUs, 26 million TEUs and 22 million TEUs, respectively.

It is important to note that smaller box ports in Beibu Gulf, Dalian and Rizao are the only ones that have achieved a double-digit percentage growth with 19%, 12.6% and 11%, respectively. On the other hand, Yinkou port is the only port on the list that has reported a container decline, seeing its box volumes decrease by 16.9%.

Additionally, the cargo volume of the Chinese ports has remained relatively steady in terms of tons during the first nine months of the year, marking a marginal year-on-year growth of 0.1%.

Source: Container News


Major Chinese ports report container volume growth from January to August

Chinese container ports have seen a 4.1% increase in the period January-August 2022, compared with the same months last year, with 194.4 million TEU.

In the same period, China’s ports have moved 10.24 billion tons, which represents a marginal 0.1% year-on-year decrease.

The chart below shows the cargo throughput and container throughput data of the twelve major ports in China, according to China’s Ministry of Transport.

We notice that ports of Shanghai, Ningbo&Zhoushan and Shenzhen lead the box volumes race with 31 million TEU, 24 million TEU and 19 million TEU respectively, while Dalian, Yinkou and Lianyungang are in the last places with 2.7 million TEU, 2.9 million TEU and 3.4 million TEU, respectively.

Yinkou was the only port on the list that reported a container volume year-on-year decrease (-19.3%) for the period January-August 2022. On the other hand, Beibu Gulf, Dalian and Ningbo&Zhoushan achieved the largest percentage increases with 20.1%, 13.7% and 10.9%, respectively.

Source: Container News