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Top 20 Container Ports in H1 2022

Views: 49     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2022-09-23      Origin: Site

Among the world's top 20 container ports in the first half of this year, Chinese ports accounted for 9. Among them, Ningbo Zhoushan Port's container throughput rose by 8.8% in the first half of this year, approaching the second-ranked Singapore Port. Despite the impact of the epidemic, Shanghai Port still ranks first in the world.


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Container shipping consultancy Alphaliner released its ranking of global container ports for the first half of 2022 in its latest weekly market report.


Top 20 Container Ports in H1 2022

Top 20 Container Ports in H1 2022


As above, the top 20 are Shanghai, Singapore, Ningbo Zhoushan, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Busan, Tianjin, Los Angeles/Long Beach, Hong Kong, Rotterdam, Dubai, Antwerp, Port Klang, Xiamen, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, New York/New Jersey, Kaohsiung, Laem Chabang, Hamburg.


It can be seen that Chinese ports account for 9 of the top 20 container ports in the world.


It is worth mentioning that the throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, the second largest container port in China, rose by 8.8% to 17.48 million TEU in the first half of this year, which is very close to Singapore's 18.407 million TEU in the first half of this year. In fact, Ningbo Zhoushan Port even surpassed Singapore in the second quarter.


The gap between the two ports in the same period last year was 2.7 million TEU, and the gap between Ningbo Zhoushan Port and Singapore before COVID-19 was about 4 million TEU.


However, we should also note that the COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai in the first half of this year caused some cargo to be diverted to the nearby Ningbo Zhoushan port.


Taking May of this year as an example, as some goods were diverted from Shanghai, the throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port reached a record 3.3 million TEU in that month, a year-on-year increase of +16%, which once exceeded the data of Singapore. The port of Singapore experienced a certain degree of congestion that month, and throughput also fell by about 2.9% year-on-year to 3.12 million TEU.


Shanghai's overall throughput in the first half of this year fell slightly by 1.8% year-on-year, but it still ranked first with 22.54 million TEU.


However, it is still more gratifying that the pace of Ningbo Zhoushan Port has not declined sharply with the unsealing of Shanghai. The container throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port in July still reached a considerable 3.28 million TEU, which is also the fourth consecutive month. Breaking 3 million TEU.


Overall, the world's 20 largest container ports handled about 194.8 million TEU of containers in the first half of this year, compared with 192.6 million TEU in the same period last year, an increase of 1.1%. 11 ports increased (China and the United States accounted for 7 ports), and 9 ports saw a decline in throughput.


During this period, while growth varied widely among ports (the slowest was -7.4% in Port Klang and the highest was +11.6% in New York/New Jersey), the overall position of the top 20 ports was solid with no new joiner.


An interesting phenomenon is that although the total throughput of the port is on the rise, Alphaliner said that the throughput of Maersk, CMA CGM, COSCO, ONE, ZIM and HMM in the first half of 2022 fell by about 5.5% compared with the same period last year. to 50.9 million TEU.


Data from ports and shipping lines appears to be contradictory. Alphaliner explained that higher transshipment activity may have distorted the growth figures in part, as cargo that was diverted due to port congestion ended up generating additional throughput, which was not indicative of actual volume growth on specific trade lanes.

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