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Taicang Port up to 31st in Lloyd's 'One Hundred Ports' list

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Updated: 2018-11-02

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Taicang Port up to 31st in Lloyd's 'One Hundred Ports' list

Taicang Port, the now largest container port in Jiangsu province, leaps to 31st in the "One Hundred Ports 2018" list of Lloyd's List. [Photo/WeChat account: tcfbgw]

Taicang Port recently leaped to 31st in the "One Hundred Ports 2018" list of Lloyd's List, a world-renowned shipping journal based in the United Kingdom, up four rankings on last year and ranking 12th among domestic container ports, local media reported.

Taicang Port is now the largest container port in Jiangsu province, with the number of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled in the first three quarters of 2018 being the biggest in the province, at 3.834 million, up 12.5 percent year-on-year.

Over the same period, 88,000 ships went in and out of the port, up 12.1 percent year-on-year, with 396,000 container trucks going in and out of the port via expressway, up 28.3 percent year-on-year, with the value of cargo under customs supervision reaching $21.87 billion, up 26.7 percent year-on-year.

Taicang Port has been focusing on developing its shipping lines since early this year, including two newly built lines to the Southeast Asia, and has so far owned 197 container shipping lines, basically covering the major ports in the near ocean and coastal regions, as well as areas along the Yangtze River.

In addition, it has strengthened cooperation with the Shanghai Port in shipping and exports, with the number of TEU exported under their collaboration reaching 6,414 in the first three quarters, up 102.5 percent year-on-year.

The two ports also signed agreements on Oct 10 to build a large platform for river-ocean transshipment and push forward the integrated development of ports along the Yangtze River.

Taicang Port now has 91 berths, including 36 with the capacity of handling 10,000 metric tons of cargo, attracting over 4,000 foreign trade companies to the port.

Taicang Port up to 31st in Lloyd's 'One Hundred Ports' list

Ships carrying loads of containers berth on the Taicang Port in Taicang, Jiangsu province. [Photo/WeChat account: tcfbgw]

Taicang Port up to 31st in Lloyd's 'One Hundred Ports' list

The container yard of the Taicang Port stored with numerous containers [Photo/WeChat account: tcfbgw]