Shenzhen port overtook Hong Kong by container volume in the first three quarters and is expected to be the world’s third-largest container port this year, National Business Daily reported Tuesday. Container flow through Shenzhen reached 17.28 million 20-foot equivalent units of containers in the first nine months, while Hong Kong handled 16.34 million TEU of containers, according to data released at the 2013 China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair…Full-text article: China Daily Oct 2013

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  • In 2012, Hong Kong beat out Shenzhen by just 150,000 TEUs

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  • The top Chinese ports in terms of container traffic of Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) are (in descending order) Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Tianjin, Xiamen, Dalian, Lianyungang and Yingkou

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