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Shanghai port container volumes hit a new high in July

PostTime:2022-08-03 08:32:40 View:31

Quickly recovering from the most recent wave of Covid-19 pandemic and city-wide lockdown, the port of Shanghai has seen volumes bounce back to peak levels. Katherine Si | Aug 02, 2022 In July, Shanghai port was estimated to post a container throughput of 4.3m teu, an increase of 16% year-on-year, hitting a record high.  The average daily container handling volume is close to 140,000 teu, fully back to normal port operations. For the period January and July, the port’s container throughput is expected to achieve positive growth.  Related: Shanghai's container handling capacity is getting back on track With large scale resumption of factory production in the Yangtze river delta, industrial output and the supply chain are both returning to normal levels. The optimised and consolidated multi-model transportation has provided secured logistics service for cargo, said SIPG. Shanghai port is continuously expanding its inland network for sea-rail combined transportation which delivered high container volume during the first seven months of this year. 

Shanghai's box handling capacity getting back on track as factories re-open

PostTime:2022-06-02 12:04:01 View:85

SHANGHAI is close to zero cases and factory production and operations resumed yesterday after a two-month city-wide lockdown against Covid outbreaks, reports Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News. 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 per cent of normal level. The daily container throughput for ports in Yangtze River delta region is 254,700 TEU, an increase of 1.2 per cent 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 they 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 15.35 million TEU, an increase of 1.9 per cent, holding the position as the busiest container port worldwide.

Shanghai's container handling capacity is getting back on track

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 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. Katherine Si | May 31, 2022 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. Related: Shanghai port container handling drops 25% in April lockdown 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.  Related: Shanghai lockdown: Disruption grows to logistics, shipyards and production 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. 

Ningbo-Zhoushan hits record volume despite Shanghai lockdown

PostTime:2022-05-19 09:20:43 View:179

IN April, Ningbo-Zhoushan port posted a container throughput that increased 10 per cent year on year to over three million TEU, a new high for a single month, reports Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News. The port maintained smooth operation for container truck transport with new services, freight places, and new empty containers to relieve the logistics pressure in the Yangtze River delta region. Meanwhile, the Shanghai port saw a 25 per cent drop in volumes during April as it faced logistical challenges due to the lockdown. The direct rail to port service from Ningbo-Zhoushan grew 32.3 per cent to 135,000 TEU of sea-rail container volumes in April.

Shanghai works on improving logistics efficiency amid Covid disruptions

PostTime:2022-04-29 10:43:34 View:131

SHANGHAI has been working to improve logistics efficiency and continuing to play its role as an international shipping centre amid challenges caused by the resurgence of Covid-19. A set of measures have been taken to ensure smooth cargo flow. For example, Shanghai has been promoting contactless transportation of bulk cargo, while it launched services to enable more enterprises to transfer containers by water instead of road, due to the slowdown of road transport, reports Xinhua. Deputy general manager of Cosco Shipping Lines (Shanghai) Co, Ltd, Yuan Hao, said more than 120 ships of the company have docked at Shanghai port to load and unload cargo since late March. According to statistics released by the city late last week, the water-water transfer of 2.12 million TEU of containers was completed at Shanghai port in March, up 17.1 per cent from the previous month. Since April, the average daily arrival of sea-rail combined transport was 1,670 TEU, up 25.8 per cent from the first quarter. In April, the container throughput of Shanghai port has exceeded 100,000 TEU per day; Shanghai's two major airports have seen an inbound and outbound cargo volume of over 80,000 tonnes and an average daily cargo volume of about 3,500 tonnes; the city's Pudong airport has facilitated 2,309 flights for freight transport, with a daily average of about 100 flights. According to the Shanghai Airport Authority, in order to meet the needs of certain enterprises that just resumed production, Shanghai Pudong International Airport has offered online services to improve customs inspection efficiency and guarantee the timely transportation of important production materials such as electronic components and auto parts.

Growing delays in Ningbo due to Shanghai cargo diversions

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SHIPPERS and carriers are facing lengthening vessel wait times at China's Ningbo container port with cargo diversions from Shanghai, now entering the fourth week of an indefinite Covid-19 lockdown. In addition, shippers face additional headwinds later this week when as the nation starts a nationwide five-day Labour Day holiday from April 30, which is likely to further stymie cargo movements on top of trucking and warehousing shortages as China battles a fourth Covid wave, reports IHS Media. That comes as some carriers are starting to skip Shanghai on intra-Asia services even as cargo conditions improve in Shanghai as more warehouses reopen and restrictions are eased for the import of dangerous goods cargoes. "A large proportion of the container cargo exports from Shanghai and Zhejiang province are now shipped via Ningbo. Consequently, Ningbo has become very congested," a senior executive at a Hong Kong-based freight forwarder said. Highlighting the cargo increase, 14-day average ocean volumes through the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan surged 14 per cent, visibility provider FourKites said in its latest China lockdown and supply chain impact report published Monday. "Most freight originating in Shanghai has diverted to Ningbo, causing congestion in several warehouses, and container constraints," a Maersk spokesperson said. Both Ningbo and Shanghai will be among the ports affected by three blank sailings on the AE1 and AE55 services next month as Maersk grapples with restoring schedule reliability on the Asia-Europe trade, the carrier said Monday. Vessel wait times at Ningbo have increased to around three or four days compared with less than 24 hours before the lockdown in Shanghai, a senior carrier executive said. "Shanghai and Ningbo are both operating with low efficiency. Shanghai due to a lack of labour and Ningbo from congestion caused by increasing ad-hoc vessel calls and bad weather," said Danny Hoffmann, managing director of Hong Kong's Gold Star Line, the intra-Asia affiliate of Zim Integrated Shipping Services.  

Tesla plans Shanghai works expansion to meet export demand

PostTime:2022-03-04 08:14:23 View:317

ELON Musk's electric vehicle maker Tesla has submitted plans to develop parts production in its Shanghai factory to meet export demand, reports Reuters. The US-based EV-manufacturer will add production workshops and increase the number of workers. Exact figures were redacted from the document that Tesla submitted to the city government. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment. Tesla's Shanghai factory currently has the capacity to produce a combined 450,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles a year. Last year, it sold over 470,000 China-made cars. Xinhua news agency has reported that more than 160,000 Tesla China-made cars were sold overseas in 2021.

Shanghai port container volume hits 4.4m TEU, a new high in January

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CONTAINER volume at the world's busiest container port of Shanghai exceeded 4.35 million TEU in January, hitting a monthly record high, according to Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News. The third phase of Yangshan and the fourth phase of Waigaoqiao posted a container volume of 760,000 TEU and 401,000 TEU, both making a new monthly high for both terminal developments. Shanghai port has inked cooperation agreements with various groups and local governments, which could further optimise shipping and port ecosystem to ensure a smooth supply chain servicing for global economy and trading development. In the past year, Shanghai port handled a container volume of over 47 million TEU, retaining the crown of number one container port globally for the 12th consecutive year.

24,004-TEUer now afloat from Shanghai shipyard

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THE 24,004-TEU Ever Alot has recently been floated out of China State Shipbuilding Corporation's Jiangnan Changxing Shipyard, the first of six megamaxes for Taiwan's Evergreen, reports Singapore's Splash 247. "With an intake of 24,004 TEU, the six conventionally-powered sisters will be the world's largest containerships and the first to break the 'magic' 24,000 TEU barrier," said Alphaliner. The ship had previously been advertised with an intake of 23,888 TEU. The 399.99 metre long Ever Alot will beat a series of six 23,992 TEU ships built by Samsung Heavy Industries also for Evergreen as the new world record holder in the big boxship stakes. The Ever Alot has a scheduled delivery date of May. Containership size records have repeatedly been broken in recent years, climbing above the 20,000 TEU mark for the first time in 2017. Boxships have more than tripled in size in terms of carrying capacity since the start of the

Shippers uses Shanghai and Xiamen instead of Covid-hit Ningbo

PostTime:2022-01-12 08:26:05 View:418

AS the world's third-largest box gateway Ningbo fights a Covid outbreak that has resulted in the lockdown of its Beilun district since last weekend, cargo owners are diverting freight away from the port to ship through Shanghai and Xiamen. While Ningbo's five container terminals, including the three in Beilun, are operating normally, the lockdown has led to trucker shortages and warehouse closures, making it impossible to get products to and from factories in the lockdown areas, reports IHS Media. "We are seeing an increase in shippers reassigning cargo to Shanghai or Xiamen ports [instead of Ningbo]," said Nick Xu, regional director/key accounts management at freight forwarder Rhenus Asia Pacific. Mr Xu said transport options include trucking containers to the two ports or using barge services via the Zhapu feeder port or container train services via Hangzhou to Shanghai. But the cost of those alternatives has doubled and space availability is critical, he added. About 20 percent of truckers have been given access permits, while the majority are in quarantine. "We're hearing from suppliers that the situation is improving but we have gotten no specifics," said the logistics manager at a US consumer products wholesaler. The source said factories supplying the company are working, but because they are in the lockdown zone nothing is moving in or out. "We still have pending shipments impacted," the executive said. The city's latest Covid outbreak could affect US$4 billion worth of imports and exports there for just one week, risk consultant Russell Group said earlier. That figure, based on the period between January 1-8, includes $236 million of integrated circuit boards and $125 million of clothing, Russell Group said.

Shanghai maintains top ranking in container throughput worldwide

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THE container throughput of Shanghai Port surpassed 47 million TEU in 2021, ranking first globally for 12 consecutive years despite the Covid-19 impact on the shipping industry, Xinhua reported citing data from Shanghai International Port Group Co Ltd. Last year, the port handled 32 million TEU in foreign trade and 6.3 million TEU in domestic trade. The throughput of international transit containers at the port exceeded 6 million TEU for the first time, or a year-on-year increase of 13.4 per cent. Technological support such as automatic terminals and intelligent heavy trucks played an important role in achieving the growth amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a port source said. The port is also speeding up transformation of its digital and production modes to improve operations and to ensure the stability of the industrial and supply chains, the source added.

TS Lines orders two 7,000-TEUers from Shanghai yards

PostTime:2021-12-29 08:47:40 View:513

TAIWAN's TS Lines has placed an order for another pair of 7,000-TEU ships at Shanghai Waigaoqiao, according to Clarksons, London shipbrokers, reports Singapore's Splash 247. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in the final quarter of 2024. This order brings TS Lines' series of ships on order at the yard to six units. It's been a busy year for TS Lines with notable fleet expansion, an entry into the China - New Zealand trades and a return to the transpacific.