Port of Shanghai

Port of Shanghai

Port of Shanghai News

Ranked first among the world’s largest container ports with 42,000,000 TEUs, the Port of Shanghai comprises both a deep-sea port and a river port. The Port of Shanghai is managed by Shanghai International Port Co. A publicly listed company, 44.23 percent of Shanghai International Port Co.’s shares are owned by the Shanghai Municipal Government. 

The Port of Shanghai consists of three major working zones:

  • Yangshan Deep Water Port: The deep-water port for container ships in Hangzhou Bay, it is located south of Shanghai. Connected to Shanghai's Pudong New Area by the Donghai Bridge, Yangshan Deep Water Port forms part of the Port of Shanghai. 
  • Huangpu River: This 113-kilometer (70 mi.) long river, flowing through Shanghai, was first excavated and created by Lord Chunshen, one of the Four Lords of the Warring States, during the Third Century BC. It is the last significant tributary of the Yangtze River before China’s longest river empties into the East China Sea.
  • While the Huangpu is the largest river in central Shanghai, Suzhou Creek is its major tributary. On average, the Huangpu is 400 meters (1,312 feet) wide and 9 meters (30 feet) deep. It divides the city into two regions: Pudong ("East Bank") and Puxi ("West Bank"). 


JOC Top 50 Global Container Ports 2018

JOC Top 50 Global Container Ports 2017

JOC Top 50 Global Container Ports 2016

JOC Top 50 Global Container Ports 2015

JOC Top 50 Global Container Ports 2014



23 Sep 2022
Shanghai International Port Group will begin construction on its new 11.5 million-TEU container terminal at the world’s busiest port complex next month, with completion expected in 2030.
01 Aug 2022
With North American shippers importing record amounts of Asia-made goods, the largest gains by volume were recorded at the Chinese ports of Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, and Shenzhen.
26 Apr 2022
Disruption from COVID lockdowns in China may worsen once those restrictions are lifted and a fresh wave of containers heads for US ports, S&P Global economist Patrick Newport warned Tuesday.
21 Jan 2022
Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) and Shekou Container Terminal are restricting the number of export containers they will accept in an effort to clear an existing backlog of boxes in advance of the Lunar New Year holiday on Feb. 1.
18 Aug 2020
Asian gateways continued to increase their dominant share of the global port market in 2019, handling nearly 80 percent of the total throughput of the top 50 container ports worldwide.
Reefer surcharges rocket due to Chinese port plug scarcity
14 Feb 2020
US exporters of refrigerated (reefer) cargo are facing costly delays in China and equipment shortages in the United States due to extended factory closures and limitations on worker movement caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Q3 Chinese port growth slowest in six quarters
28 Oct 2019
Cargo volumes at the busiest container gateways in China continued to grow in the first nine months of 2019, but at a slower rate than last year due in large part to a cooling European economy the country’s ongoing trade war with the United States.
Chinese port volumes slow amid trade war
22 Aug 2019
The slowdown reflects easing global economic growth and retaliatory tariffs with the United States.
Top 50 Global Container Ports 2018
09 Aug 2019
Asian gateways continued to dominate the global port market in 2018, handling more than three-quarters of the total throughput of the top 50 container ports worldwide.
07 Aug 2019
Ports that invest in connectivity, such as Shanghai, the best-connected port in the world, are growing the fastest and contributing significant economic benefits to their regions, according to UNCTAD report.
China's ports.
24 Aug 2018
China’s ports were the star performers in the 2018 Top 50 Global Container Port rankings, with seven ports among the Top 10, in terms of total TEU handled in 2017.
The Port of Oakland.
15 Aug 2018
Looks can be deceptive. Terminal operators, a very visible component of container shipping, are often the first to be criticized by BCOs and truckers when there are delays in delivering cargo. However, they have no control over the various transport modes that bring cargo to them.
11 Dec 2017
Do not expect the automation wave to engulf US marine terminals anytime soon.
Port of Shanghai
10 Aug 2017
It is Shanghai’s seventh year atop the rankings.
Strong growth contributed to Shanghai congestion in April
24 May 2017
The strong showing may reflect some additional business due to the resetting of the alliances, but is more likely a sign of the good trade performance by the overall economy over the past months.
04 May 2017
Vessel arrival delays at Shanghai port are easing, according to the latest data, with forwarders expecting another two weeks before bottlenecks at the Yangshan terminals will be resolved.
20 Apr 2017
More information is beginning to come in on the mounting vessel delays at Shanghai's Yangshan port.
Chinese port figures hint at global demand recovery
28 Dec 2016
China’s top ports continued a relatively strong second-half throughput performance in November.
30 Aug 2016
First-half profit at Shanghai International Port Group fell as the economic slowdown in China dampened demand for shipping services.
02 Dec 2015
Shanghai International Port Group is on the hunt for investment opportunities in Europe as it looks to China’s national development strategy to grow in what it says are some very challenging years ahead for global shipping.