Shenzhen Port's cargo throughput nears 60 mln tonnes in Q1

A container carrying supplies for Hong Kong is loaded onto a ship at Dachanwan wharf of Shenzhen port, south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 21, 2022. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)

SHENZHEN, April 16 (Xinhua) -- The total cargo throughput of Shenzhen Port in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen reached about 59.68 million tonnes in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, including over 47 million tonnes of foreign trade cargo, local authorities said.

In the first three months of this year, the port also saw its container throughput exceed 6.48 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), said the municipal traffic and transportation bureau.

Facing the ongoing threat of COVID-19 outbreaks, the port has taken stringent epidemic prevention and control measures while safeguarding its smooth operation. It has launched a fast water route to supply Hong Kong with materials and multiple shipping routes to North America and Europe, which has helped to ensure the stability of the global industrial chain and supply chain.

The port's Yantian harbour area has added seven international routes this year. Currently, the area's shipping routes to North America and Europe can reach all the major ports in regions including the east and west coast of the United States, Europe as well as Canada.

Meanwhile, the port's Shekou harbour area has 189 international shipping routes, remaining a major distribution centre and transit port for the southern parts of China.  

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