The Port of Shanghai

Brand New 3 Million TEU Empty Container Park Opens in Shanghai

Shanghai Port, the world’s largest and busiest container port has commenced operations at a new empty container centre that can handle a throughput of 3 million TEU per year. This new centre covers an area of 450,000m2 and is expected to enlarge the ports handling capability, boost domestic and foreign trade.

“The new centre will help us to apply digitalised and intelligent management to promote communications between ports and shipping enterprises, so as to provide empty container services for shipping operators as well as customers in Northeast Asia, along the Yangtze River Delta region, and areas along the Yangtze River,” said Gu Jinshan, Chairman of Shanghai International Port Group (SIGP) who operates the port.

Construction for the entre began in August 2021, developed in a joint effort by SIPG, Maersk, CMA CGM, MSC and Evergreen.

“As the world’s largest container port, the Shanghai port is speeding up the construction of a global shipping network together with ports around the Yangtze River Delta region,” said Zhao Yihuai, deputy director of Lin-gang Special Area Administration*

“The centre will further raise the resource allocation efficiency of the Shanghai port and contribute to the Shanghai port’s global competitiveness and international influence.”

*Lin-gang Special Area focuses heavily on institutional innovation to build a special economic functional zone that will be more influential and competitive in the global market. The special area has formed an open system with the freedom of investment, trade, finance, shipping and employment as well as the convenience of communications, according to Zhu Zhisong, director of the administrative committee of Lingang Special Area.