Drewry published their quarterly analysis of the container shipping market for 2017, Q1. Widely regarded as the go-to reference for the global container industry, this product provides
comprehensive market analysis and forecasts for container trade and port volumes.
Drewry had this to say about Port of Nansha:
“In terms of sheer box numbers, Guangzhou (Nansha) gained the most last year. Its incremental throughput of 1.4 million teu steered it into 7th position, passing Qingdao. The Nansha facilities have drawn cargo away from rivals Hong Kong and Shenzhen, which saw volume losses of 2.7% and 0.9% respectively. The Guangzhou government is pouring in funds to attract new liner services and increase container volumes. The approach channel is being widened to allow larger vessels to travel in both directions at the same time, thereby shaving three hours off the time it takes containerships to berth. Hinterland connections are being upgraded and a local government study recently concluded that the drayage costs for a 40ft box from the primary Pearl River Delta production centres such as Zhongshan, Zhuhai and Foshan to Nansha are now between $54 and $169 less than to the competing Yantian berths in Shenzhen.”