The port of Djibouti and China’s Qingdao port have signed a partnership agreement in the Djibouti capital. The agreement, which was signed on Wednesday [13 April 2016] by Djibouti port’s director general Saad Omar Guelleh and the vice-president of Qingdao port Cheng Xinnong, aims to reinforce Djibouti port’s human resource capacities and logistical means. It also aims at increasing exchanges between the Djibouti port and Qingdao port in China…Full Article: ECNS.cn Apr 2016

Key Point

  • As of 2016, Qingdao Port (located along the Yellow Sea) had an annual capacity to hold/transit 15 million containers.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In 2014, the top Chinese ports in terms of container traffic of Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) were Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Dalian, Xiamen, Lianyungang and Yingkou. In 2014, Shanghai was the world’s busiest container port with 35.2 million TEU transported through the port. In 2013, Shenzhen surpassed Hong Kong as China’s second busiest container port.

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