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World’s largest port readies 5.6m teu expansion

The world’s largest port has mapped out a significant expansion to its far flung set of container terminals.

Ningbo-Zhoushan port, which handled 1.1bn tonnes of cargo last year, a higher figure than most national port throughputs in the world, has earmarked new areas to build another 5.6m teu in capacity.

Consistently one of the fastest growing box terminals in the world this century, the port handled 27.53m teu last year.

Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), just to the north, has now bought a 5% shareholding in the port as box terminal development gets ready.

Alphaliner reports that the majority of the new box berths will come on stream at Meishan Island where Ningbo’s southernmost container terminal is located.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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