China’s container handling capacity ranks top of the world
During the 2005 China International Logistics Week held in Shanghai from May 18 to 21, Feng Zhenglin, vice minister of Communications said that China has eight 100-million-tonnage ports, accounting for half of the world’s ten largest ports. China now has become one of the most dynamic and potential global shipping markets. In 2004, the shipping capacity of containers in China’s ports stood at 616 million standardizing boxes, ranking the world’s top. Among the total shipment, highway transports yielded 84 percent.