Shanghai is China’s centre for finance, innovation, commerce, trade, and transportation. It has the world’s busiest container port, the Port of Shanghai. Since its opening in 1842, the Port of Shanghai has rapidly grown to become the largest port in China. Shanghai is part of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. This road runs from the Chinese coast to the south via the southern tip of India to Mombasa. Then it runs from Mombasa to the Mediterranean, to the Upper Adriatic region to the northern Italian hub of Trieste with its rail connections to Central and the Eastern Europe.
The port is linked with the Yangtze River, reaching into multiple provinces of China. With the extensive access to Chinese seas and the oceans of the world, the port has become an important transport hub. It is undoubtedly one of the most important Chinese gateways for foreign international trade. Ports are often referred to as a small city where we find numerous containers instead of houses.
Vessel operators serving Shanghai
Currently there are many carriers with service to Shanghai, China. With many sailings a week to Shanghai, it is not an issue to find a suitable sailing for your export or import shipment. However, it is important to take note of the routing of each vessel sailing. There are direct sailings from Shanghai to Singapore. There are also indirect sailings to Singapore. It is common for vessels to delay the departure due to various reasons during the voyage to Singapore.
Latest Development News
Due to insufficient water depth at the port’s mainland, there was a four phase development plan for Yangshan Deep water Port. With the completion of each phase, the capacity of the terminal improved significantly. The port is now able to handle bigger and more vessels than before. There is also efforts to advance the technology and equipment used at the port. It is currently one of the largest and advanced automated container terminal. There are also plans to replace the existing radar and communications systems, traffic centers and supervisory center.
The port launched trial operations for a new, automated container terminal, described as the world’s largest unmanned terminal. It is also trying to maintain its leading position among international shipping centers. Along the way, it invests intensively in smart and green port’s development, making shipping more environmentally friendly.
AD&K Logistics have been assisting our customers for their shipments in and out of China since our incorporation in Singapore. Our experience with shipments to China is pretty established. Do feel free to contact us for any shipment queries.