City opens second-phase of Yangshan Deep-water Port
Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news
Han Zheng announced the official kick off of the second phase of the Yangshan
Deep-Water Port yesterday morning and also a container turnover of more than 20
million so far this year.
The city retained its status as the world's
third-largest container terminal port this year, next only to Hong Kong and
Singapore, with its cargo turnover ranking No. 1 worldwide.
At present, the
global top 20 shipping companies have opened routes in the city, with 30
international routes added this year and a monthly navigation frequency of
2,173. The routes have covered more than 300 ports in 200-plus countries and
By the end of last month, the Yangshan Deep-Water Port's first phase,
which was put into operation on December 10, last year, had welcomed 3,775
container ships and handled a total of three million TEUs (20-foot-equivalent
units), exceeding its design capacity of 2.2 million.
facility, completed in October this year, passed tests on November 6 and was put
into trial operation on November 20.
The joint operation of the two phases
will consolidate Shanghai's status as an international shipping hub and serve
more of the Yangtze River Delta region.