Shanghai: Shanghai has widened the gap between itself and its nearest boxport rival, Singapore. Shanghai finished 2014 having handled 35.2m teu, a new world record. Singapore’s tally for 2014 was 33.9m teu. In 2013 the gap between the two ports had been around 1m teu, something that has now stretched to 1.3m teu. Shanghai has been the top boxport for the past five years.
Both Shanghai and Singapore set about developing new port zones last year, planning for the next generation of containerships, and building terminals to double annual throughputs.
Chinese ports once again dominate the top 20 rankings with nine cities in the mix. [20/01/15]