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22 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 10:40 GMT+2

June 29, 2020

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The port of Busan rose from sixth to fourth place in the list of global container ports

Passed Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The result was achieved thanks to the growth of transfers

With the impact on logistics and maritime chains caused by the Covid-19 pandemic the port of Busan became the fourth world container port. This was underlined by the South Korean airport port announcing that in the first five 2020 Busan handled containerized traffic equal to 9,000,000 teu, a decrease of -1.5% over the same period of 2019, a decline that was driven by a contraction -4.9% of imported and exported containers, amounting to -4.9% 4,118,000 teu, which was partially offset by a 1.5% increase in transhipment traffic to 4,881,000 teu.

Remembering that last year the port of Busan moved 21.11 million teu ranked sixth in the global list of container ports, the port authority South Korea noted that in the first five months of this year, shipping and container traffic from Shanghai, which last year was the world's first container port, totaling over 16.4 million teu recorded a decrease of -7.5% on the corresponding 2019, while Singapore - the second container port 14.9 million teu experienced a decline in the global -0.7%, Ningbo-Zhousan - the world's third largest port - with 10.7 million teu showed a decrease of -6.7%, while Busan, with a down -1.5% rose to fourth place in the Shenzhen with 8.9 million teu (-13.4%), Guangzhou with 8.7 million teu (-3.9%), Qingdao with 8.5 million Teu (-0.5%), Hong Kong with 7.1 million teu (-6.5%), Tianjin with 6.9 million teu (up 1.6%) Rotterdam with 5.9 million teu (-4,7%).

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