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Chinese investors own 10 percent of Europe's ports

Large national Chinese companies have bought more shares in European ports over the past ten years and now own capacity corresponding to 10 percent of all European container capacity, according to a review from OECD.

Photo: Port of Rotterdam

European ports are increasingly Chinese-owned.

At any rate, Chinese investors mainly via large, state-owned Chinese companies, own 10 percent of the total European port volume for the container segment. This means that more than 10 million teu in Europe are handled at terminals with Chinese owners, while this figure was far below two million teu just ten years ago.

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