Shanghai has overtaken Hong Kong to become the world’s second largest container port in the first quarter as containers handled rose 28.1 percent to reach 5.9 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units). During the same period, Hong Kong handled about 5.5 million TEUs while Singapore remained the world’s largest port, with 6.6 million TEUs. Shenzhen Port reached a throughput capacity of 4.5 million TEUs in the first quarter, making it the fourth largest in the world.
Photo of Luchaogang Port which is currently under construction by Qiao Jie Na was found via the Shanghaiist Contribute page.
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