As Shanghai steps up resumption of businesses after containing the recent COVID-19 resurgence, Shanghai Port, a major transportation hub, has seen its container throughput recover to over 80 percent of normal capacity.
According to the Shanghai International Port Group Co Ltd (SIPG), the container throughput of the port reached 110,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per day on Tuesday, while its normal handling volume was around 130,000 TEUs per day.
To tackle logistics bottlenecks caused by COVID-19, especially road congestion, the Shanghai Port has diversified transportation methods in cooperation with shipping companies and the railway department to stabilize supply and industrial chains in the Yangtze River Delta region.
According to the SIPG, in April, water transfer accounted for 65 percent of the port’s total throughput, while the proportion of rail-sea intermodal transit also reached a record high.
The port completed a container throughput of over 3.08 million TEUs in April, recovering to 82.4 percent of that of the same month last year, said Li Guoping, an official with the Ministry of Transport, earlier this month.
During the first four months, the port handled 15.35 million TEUs, up 1.8 percent year on year.