Shanghai container port still the busiest, but gap with Singapore narrows

10th July 2019

THE port of Shanghai has maintained its position as the world's largest container port, but new statistics from Alphaliner show its lead over second-placed Singapore narrowed last year.  

Shanghai's box throughput in 2018 totalled 42.01 million TEU, a 4.4 per cent growth on 2017, while Singapore handled 36.6 million TEU, representing growth of 8.7 per cent. The 5.41 million TEU differential between the two ports was narrower than the 6.56 million TEU difference this time last year.

Singapore's 2.93 million TEU gain last year made it the largest-growing port globally, in terms of volumes, although Shanghai's 1.78 million TEU gain puts it in second place in that sub-list, reports The Loadstar of UK. ( Relay.hksg )