The Ningbo Zhoushan Port, one of the country’s busiest ports, has seen no slump in its cargo throughput since the beginning of this year, dispelling fears of dwindling foreign trade in China. The port’s cargo throughput exceeded 1.25 billion tonnes in 2022, ranking first globally for the 14th consecutive year. Its container throughput hit 33.35 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) last year, ranking third globally.
The port’s third container terminal, which is 3.74 kilometers long, is always crowded with cargo ships while bridge cranes are busy moving containers. The port owns 49 bridge cranes and 45 of them are lifting containers for loading and unloading. The port now has 140,000 empty 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs).