Port of Shanghai

The Port of Shanghai is the largest port in the world in terms of cargo tonnage. It is located in Shanghai, China at the mouth of the Yangtze River and covers an area of 3,619.6 square kilometer. For more than a century, this port has been a very active international trade hub. It flourished only after China allowed for economic reform.

The warehouses cover an area of around 293 thousand square meters and more than 4.7 million square meters of storage yards. In 2010, it became the busiest port in the world. Before that, the Port of Singapore held that position.


Quick Facts: –

  • Approximately 2,000 container ships depart from the Port of Shanghai every month.
  • It became a treaty port in 1842 and was opened up to foreign trade.
  • The Port of Shanghai was initially known as Shen or Hudu between the 5th and 7th centuries AD.
  • The Shanghai Port was given the status of an official city in 1297 by the Yuan Dynasty.
  • There are a total of 125 berths in this port with a total quay length of about 20 kilometers.
  • The public terminals in the port are managed by The Shanghai international Port Group and they have the sole authority.
  • The operating depth of the deepwater area of the port complex is approximately 16 meters.
  • It is connected to the Yangshan deep water port by the 32.5 kilometers long Donghai Bridge.
  • The water channel depth of the port ranges somewhere around 26 to 30 feet.