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Chinese and US ports increased container volumes significantly in 2021

Led by Shanghai, major Chinese container ports cemented their positions on the world ranking list of harbors in 2021, writes Alphaliner. The ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles, California, also saw marked growth in freight volumes despite bottlenecks and delays following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Port of Shanghai cemented its position as the world's largest in 2021. | Photo: Xu Congjun/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

Growth in container traffic eased the woes of the world’s largest container ports last year following the downturn in 2020 resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. The biggest ports in China and on the US west coast even cemented their lead positions, show new figures from analyst firm Alphaliner.

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