World'S Busiest Port

Shanghai port profit falls amid higher sales

Despite retaining its position as the world's busiest port for the second straight year, Shanghai International Port's earnings fell 13.7 per cent last year, and failed to meet market expectations.

Tuesday, 10 January, 2012, 12:00am

Container sector hit by West's woes

Europe's debt crisis and the weak United States economy has caused a sharp deterioration in the shipping container trade at leading ports in China.

Year-on-year growth in container throughput at Shanghai, the world's busiest port, dived from 14 per cent in October to 1 per cent in November, according to Nomura International.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Clashes as Shanghai strike enters third day

Truckers clashed with police in Shanghai's port district for a third consecutive day yesterday in a protest over rising prices, especially fuel.

With the drivers vowing to continue their strike and partial blockade into next week, there were signs yesterday that the industrial action may have begun to affect exports from one of the world's busiest ports.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

HK cargo handling rises 18.8pc

Hong Kong's port handled 18.8 per cent more cargo in June as exporters rushed to ship their goods before the mainland cut export-tax rebates.

Throughput rose to 2.06 million 20-foot equivalent units (teu) last month at the world's third-busiest port, according to preliminary figures posted on the Port Development Council's website.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Shanghai port knocks Hong Kong off No2 spot

Shenzhen expected to overtake the city by next year

Shanghai has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's second-busiest port behind Singapore, according to first-quarter throughput figures released by the Hong Kong Port Development Council, marking another drop down the rankings for the former No1.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Tonne-in-cheek claims to supremacy

It is a Saturday and that is as good a day as any for a column on silly games, on this occasion the ongoing rivalry between Hong Kong and Singapore as to which has the bigger port.

3 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

World takes marine tips from busiest port

The international marine community has been briefed on how Hong Kong manages traffic in the world's busiest port.

The Marine Department addressed the International Conference on Prevention of Collisions at Sea in the Chinese port of Dalian, Liaoning province, at the weekend.

23 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Cargo throughput up at key Dutch wharves

Cargo throughput at Amsterdam and Rotterdam was up in the first quarter of this year in contrast to other Western ports, despite the economic downturn in Europe.

Rotterdam, Europe's busiest port, reported a rise of 0.2 per cent cargo growth between January and March. Its container throughput rose by 1.3 per cent compared with the previous corresponding period.

21 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Xiamen sets cargo record

XIAMEN handled a record amount of cargo last year to make it the mainland's busiest port, the China News Service reports.

The southeastern port, China's oldest with a history of about 600 years, handled 11.4 million tonnes of cargo, up 24 per cent on 1993.

3 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Hong Kong is world's busiest port

Back on top . . . Hong Kong has regained its status as the world's busiest port, forcing Singapore back into second place. In May the territory became the first port in the world to handle more than 900,000 containers in a calendar month.

14 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Port stays world's busiest

THE Port of Singapore Authority's (PSA) S$400 million (about HK$2 billion) state-of-the-art container freight station, Keppel Distripark, was officially opened last week by Goh Chee Wee, Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Communications.

9 Aug 1994 - 12:00am