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Ningbo-Zhoushan hits record container volume amid Shanghai lockdown

Photo: Ningbo - Zhoushan View of ship at berth in Ningbo-Zhoushan port
Single month container volume of China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan port exceeded 3m teu in April, hitting a record high.

In April, Ningbo-Zhoushan port is expected to post a container throughput of over 3m teu, a new high for single month and an increase of 10% year-on-year. 

Amid the recent covid-outbreaks happened in Yangtze river delta, especially the wave in its neighboring port Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan port maintained smooth operation for container trucks transportation and provided more solutions including opening up new services, adding freight places and adjusting empty containers to effectively relieve the logistics pressure in Yangtze river delta region. 

Shanghai port while operational saw 25% drop in volumes during April as it faced logistical challenges due to the lockdown. Some cargo that would normally be trucked through the city to the port was instead moved on vessels from nearby ports such as Ningbo.

The direct rail to port service from Ningbo-Zhoushan saw rapid growth handling 135,000 teu of sea-rail container volumes in April, an increase of 32.3% year-on-year. 

Ningbo-Zhoushan port handled a historic high number of 297 container shipping services ending April.