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Focusing on Logistics Events | Top 100 Container Ports Release: 7 Chinese Ports Ranked in the Top 10!

Ting www.sofreight.com 2023-08-03 17:56:51

01 Global Top 100 Container Ports Released

Lloyd's Daily, an internationally renowned shipping media, recently announced the ranking of the world's top 100 container ports in 2022, with 27 Chinese ports on the list. Port of Shanghai, which had a container throughput of 47.3 million TEUs in that year and ranked first for 13 consecutive years, topped the list.

Seven of the top ten on the list are from China, which are Port of Shanghai, Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, Port of Shenzhen, Qingdao Port, Port of Guangzhou, Port of Tianjin and Hong Kong Port in turn. Except for Hong Kong Port, the container throughput of the other six ports increased last year. Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, the third largest port in Zhejiang, handled 33.351 million TEUs of containers last year; The cargo throughput exceeds 1.25 billion tons, ranking first in the world for 14 consecutive years.

Among the top 100 ports, there are 7 from the Yangtze River Delta. In addition to Port of Shanghai and Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, there are Taicang Port, Lianyungang Port, Port of Nanjing, Jiaxing Port and Nantong Port. Taicang Port is the largest port in Jiangsu, with a cargo throughput of 266 million tons and a container throughput of 8.026 million TEUs last year. Last year, Jiaxing Port completed a container throughput of 2.854 million TEUs, an increase of 28.4%, ranking first among the top 100 container ports in terms of growth rate.

02 The Rhine River level in Germany has dropped to a new low within the year

The economic blow brought by the European heatwave is gradually emerging, and manufacturing powerhouse Germany is getting into supply chain trouble due to the low water level of the commercial canal, the Rhine River.

At present, the water level in the key blocking point of the Rhine barge, Kobu, dropped to the lowest level this week. The low water level means that 80% of Germany's inland cargo transportation, including crude oil and natural gas, will be greatly restricted, as cargo ships will not be able to sail fully.

30% of the finished products of German chemical manufacturer Covestro are transported through the Rhine River and rely on the Rhine River to receive most of its raw materials. BASF, another chemical giant, said that it had begun to use cargo ships available at low water level to supply materials for its Ludwigshafen plant, and 40% of the raw materials of the production base were also transported through the Rhine River.

03 Trans-Eurasia Logistics Yiwu Platform has issued 6000 trains in total

In the first half of this year, the shipment volume of "Yixin Europe" Trans-Eurasia Logistics Yiwu platform has steadily increased. As of July 26, "Yixin Europe" Trans-Eurasia Logistics Yiwu platform has run a total of 6006 trains since 2013, with a shipment volume of 496000 TEUs

At present, the Yiwu platform of the "Yixin Europe" Trans-Eurasia Logistics has opened 18 lines, its business scope covers more than 50 countries and 160 cities overseas, and 101 overseas stations. Both the number of operating lines and the shipment volume have achieved rapid growth.

04 Drought affects the passage of ships in Panama Canal

Panama Canal announced that in the coming months, "as long as the weather conditions do not change significantly from the current forecast", it will maintain a draft of 13.41 meters. Panama Canal pointed out that according to this draft and this temporary condition, an average of 32 ships will be allowed to pass through each day.

The canal stated in a statement that "as part of a global phenomenon, it has experienced a long dry season in the past six months with high levels of evaporation and is likely to experience an El Ni ñ o phenomenon before the end of this year." The canal added that it has been implementing procedures to improve operational water efficiency and conducting research to determine long-term solutions to climate change.

05 A decrease of 47.2%! Dexun Announces First Half Year Results

Recently, Dexun, the world's top shipping and air freight forwarder, announced its first half results. Dexun Group achieved a net operating income of 12.72 billion Swiss francs, a decrease of 38.3% compared to the same period last year; The gross profit reached 4.65 billion Swiss francs, a year-on-year decrease of 21.2%; Earnings before interest and taxes was CHF 1.14 billion, down 48.3% year on year; The profit for the current period was 860 million Swiss francs (approximately $995 million), a year-on-year decrease of 47.2%. The conversion rate of the group remains at a high level of 24%.

Among them, maritime logistics achieved a net revenue of 4.86 billion Swiss francs, a year-on-year decrease of 50.8%; Earnings before interest and taxes was CHF 640 million, down 47.1% year on year.

Air freight logistics achieved a net revenue of 3.52 billion Swiss francs, a year-on-year decrease of 44.4%; Earnings before interest and taxes was CHF 290 million, down 64.5% year on year.

Land logistics achieved a net revenue of 1.87 billion Swiss francs, a year-on-year decrease of 7.9%; Earnings before interest and taxes was CHF 93 million, up 16.2% year on year

06 West Auckland Port Throughput Decreased by 26.5%

Recently, Oakland, a well-known port in the West, released its throughput data for June.

Data shows that the throughput of Oakland Port in June was 120433 TEUs, a year-on-year decrease of 26.5%; The import volume decreased by 30.6% to 66295 TEUs; The export box volume decreased by 20.8% to 54138 TEUs.

In addition, in June 2023, the export volume of empty containers at Auckland Port decreased by 40.9% to 23879 TEUs, while the import volume of empty containers decreased by 2.3% to 11516 TEUs

07 ONE Launches New Services Connecting Adriatic Sea, Israel, Egypt and Greece

Ocean Network Express (ONE), a container shipping company headquartered in Singapore, will start a new branch service connecting Adriatic Sea port, Israel, Egypt and Greece.

ONE's new Adriatic Sea Israel Butterfly Ring Service (AIB) is expected to provide new portals for customers in Europe and the Mediterranean region.

The new weekly service plan departs from Damieta Port on August 16th and will have a round-trip flight of 21 days.

08 CMA Levies Scanning Fees on Goods Sent to Congo

The French shipping company CMA has announced a new scanning fee for goods destined for Congo, effective from July 31st.

The CMA ship stated that the scanning fee for all goods to be unloaded at the Port of Cape Black and other final destinations in Congo is 160 euros/TEU, 210 euros/FEU, and high cubic containers.

09  A car freighter caught fire in the waters near the Netherlands

According to multiple foreign media reports such as Reuters and The Associated Press on the 26th, a fire broke out on a cargo ship near the waters of Amherland in the Netherlands, resulting in the death of one crew member and multiple injuries. The freighter is planned to travel from Bremen, Germany, to Port Said, Egypt, with nearly 3000 cars on board. At present, all personnel on the cargo ship have been evacuated, but the fire on the cargo ship has not been extinguished.

According to Reuters, a spokesperson for the Dutch Coast Guard stated that there were a total of 2857 vehicles on board the cargo ship, of which 25 were electric vehicles, making it more difficult to control the fire. The spokesperson also revealed that one of the 25 electric vehicles on board was suspected to be the source of the fire.

10 HMM Announces New GRI from India to South America

It is reported that HMM recently announced a new GRI from northern North India to the east coast of South America.

HMM, a shipping company headquartered in Seoul, announced that the general freight rate (GRI) will be increased for goods from northern North India to the East Coast of South America (ECSA), including ports in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.

Starting from August 13th, HMM will apply GRI of $200 per TEU and $400 per FEU, as well as high cubic containers.

The company stated in a statement that "all other auxiliary costs applicable during transportation will continue to be evaluated based on the quoted sea freight rates