China's Container Throughput 2022
According to a forecast report released by the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), the total container throughput of China’s ports will continue to grow this year, giving support to the country’s foreign trade and global supply chain operations.
Logistics services demand is growing at almost every container port in China, particularly at Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in Zhejiang province, Qingdao Port in Shandong province, and Tianjin Port. Seven Chinese container ports are expected to rank among the top 10 in the world, with Shanghai topping the list.
Shanghai is expected to have a container throughput of 48.2 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) units this year, an increase of 2.5 percent from last year. The port's average daily operating volume will remain over 100,000 TEUs despite a decline in overall container volume this year due to COVID-19.
According to the report, the Ningbo-Zhoushan port, which is expected to rank third, will see a significant increase in total container traffic, which is likely to reach up to 33.4 million TEU this year, an increase year-over-year of 7.5%.
Global trade relies heavily on ports as a part of international logistics. China is the world’s largest manufacturer as well as the biggest country for trade in goods. The country's high level of trade activity creates a high demand for container ports.