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Shanghai now world No1 container port?

Shanghai Port handled about 24 million TEU from January to October, surpassing Singapore to be the largest port in the world for three consecutive months in a raw, according to the Shipping Gazette citing figures from the Statistical Bureau of Shanghai.

Container throughput in Shanghai Port stood at more than 2.3 million TEU in October, up 8% year on year, reported the People's Daily newspaper.

Adjusting Wikipedia's rankings, new top 10 standings are Shanghai (previously No 2), Singapore (previously No 1), Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Busan, Guangzhou, Dubai, Ningbo, Qingdao and Rotterdam.

Meanwhile, the Waigaoqiao Port Zone, China's first free trade zone located in Pudong New Area, handled half of the total volume of Shanghai Port with a throughput of 10.3 million tons.

Also, the Yangshan Port Zone handled 835,100 TEU in October, up 25% year on year, including 337,300 standard water transport containers.

Comparatively, the Singapore handled more than 2.3 million TEU in October with a total of nearly 23.6 million TEU in the first 10 months of the year, according to the figures of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). – Source: Shipping Gazette