Shanghai wants to be global shipping hub

Shanghai is keen to deepen the reform of becoming a global shipping hub with continuous higher throughput capacity of cargos, upgraded airport construction and comprehensive shipping services in the Yangtze River Delta.

According to the 13th Five-Year Plan on forming Shanghai to be a global shipping center, released today by the municipal government, Shanghai port is expected to remain the leading global pivotal port, with an annual throughput capacity of containers for 42 million TEUs. The annual throughput capacity of passengers’ visits in airports is expected to reach 120 million.

“The under construction of the fourth phase of Yangshan Deep-water Port is an automated terminal project, which will be put in trial production by next year, with an extra 4 million TEUs,” said Zhang Lin, deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission.

In the cruise industry, Shanghai port is planned to become one of the largest cruise ports in the Asia Pacific region and the home port of more than 12 to 15 cruise ships, with a total number of 1.5 to 2 million visits by tourists.

By the year of 2020, the city aims to become a global shipping hub gathering high-level shipping resources, offering comprehensive shipping services and efficient logistics, and having the capability of resource allocation.

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