Participants of the 2022 North Bund Forum claim that the Shanghai International Shipping Center has reached a new stage of comprehensive growth that banks on green transformation, digital intelligence, and strong resilience.
From November 22 to November 24, held in Shanghai, the said forum discussed the sustainable growth of the global shipping industry. It was attended by representatives of top shipping, aviation, and international organizations, as well as world-renowned specialists.
According to statistics, the water-to-water transshipment ratio of containers in Shanghai Port has surpassed 50%. Even better, the ship-to-ship synchronous LNG bunkering service is now working normally, and approximately 97.95% of the operational ships have shore power receiving facilities updated.
The Shanghai International Shipping Center's manufacturing methods, commercial strategies, organizational structure, and operational procedures are all being altered by digitization, which is also broadening the center's radiation footprint.
Shanghai Port's newly opened empty container transfer center, which enables empty containers to be transported to the Yangtze River Delta region and ports along the Yangtze River through water, highway, and railway, further increases Shanghai Port's capacity for resource allocation as an international shipping hub. The center opened on September 3 of this year.
Shanghai has collaborated with the Yangtze River Delta to accelerate the development of a global shipping hub, improve the smooth and resilient shipping collection and distribution system, as well as comprehensively promote the shipping service and brand influence, according to Yu Fulin, director of the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission. This has been done in order to increase the resilience of the supply chain and industrial chain.
Shanghai Port's container throughput increased year over year and had great growth resilience in the first three quarters of this year, reaching 34.89 million TEUs.
Shanghai Port, which has held the top spot in the world for container throughput for 12 years running, is undergoing a green transition and evolving into a more energy-efficient, clean, and contemporary hub port.