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Shanghai's container handling capacity is getting back on track

Photo: SIPG SIPG container terminal
After a two-month city-wide lockdown against Covid outbreaks, Shanghai is close to zero cases and will fully resume factory production and operations from 1 June.

Following the progressive production resumption of manufacturers and logistics service providers, the daily container handling capacity of Shanghai port is around 107,500 teu, returning to 95% of normal level.

The daily container throughput for ports in Yangtze River delta region is 254,700 teu, an increase of 1.2% year-on-year.

Shanghai port is providing full support to stabilise the port operation amid and post-pandemic and will devote every effort to ensure Shanghai’s position as the world’s busiest container port, said Gu Jinshan, chairman of Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG). 

To maintaining the 24-hour operations of Shanghai port during the lockdown over 20,000 staff were under the close-loop management starting from mid-March, meaning the both lived and worked at the port, effectively helping the port to run normally. 

In the first four months, Shanghai port posted a container volume of 15.35m teu, an increase of 1.9%, holding the position as the busiest container port worldwide.