Container ports in the Chinese city of Wuhan have fully resumed operations, as movement restrictions are gradually lifted in the original Covid-19 epicentre.
Occupying 180,000 m2, Yangluo is Wuhan New Port’s largest wharf, spanning 862m along the Yangtze River. In 2019, Yangluo and the neighbouring multi-purpose port, both managed by the same company, processed 1 million TEU, helping Wuhan International Container to become the second largest operator of Chinese river container ports.
Draught limits along the Yangtze River prevent large container ships from sailing between the smaller ports and Shanghai. The Wuhan port is mainly a transhipment conduit to ferry containers from surrounding areas, such as Hunan, Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou and Shaanxi, to Shanghai.
Wuhan International Container estimates that over 63,000 TEU was processed from 24 January to 31 March, as shipments of essential goods continued despite the city’s lockdown.