Located in Zhejiang and Jiangsu Province on the eastern China coastline, at the tip of the Yangtze River, it is one of the first Chinese ports opened to foreign trade.
The port of Shanghai consists of Yangshan Deep Water Port, Huangpu River, and Suzhou Creek, combining 19 terminals, 125 berths, and over 20km quay length. In 2019, the port handled 43.3 million TEUs and 542.46 million tonnes of cargo.
For a decade, Shanghai port continually ranks the world’s largest container port, handling products as; industrial, mechanical, electrical, automotive, aviation, pharmaceuticals. It is a national distribution center for import and export.
In July, the port handled a “single-day high” volume of 149,565 TEU. Amid the pandemic, the Port of Shanghai handled over 3.9 million TEUs last month.
The port is strengthening the sea-rail connection with investments in infrastructure and technology. In 2018, the mixed-mode volume reached a total of 60,000 TEUs, target to reach 200,000 TEUs this year.
Since last April, shippers can transport cargo by rail from Suzhou to the Yangshan’s Luchaogang hub. Railway services will expand service to major cities, including Shanghai, Suzhou, Changzhou, Xuzhou, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, and Xian.
Since 1842, the port has served as a base for global trade, and today represents one-third of foreign trade activity in China.
With nearly 25 million people, Shanghai has a comprehensive transportation system with two international airports, Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport.
Shanghai has a daunting architectural landscape with the Jin Mao Tower, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Centre, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, and the Pudong International Airport.
The sleepless city has a colorful nightlife, distinctive themed restaurants, café shops, bars, art galleries, and fashion stores. Sugar is the main ingredient for cooking, and the Shanghainese are known for their sweet-tooth.
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