Shanghai port inaugurates Northeast Asia empty container transportation center

As nations all over the world continue to gripe about containers shortage amid the global pandemic, the world's largest Shanghai port has announced the launch of a new empty container transportation center. It is part of its effort to ease the container shortage by accelerating the turnover of empty containers at port.

Caused by port congestions, trade imbalances and logistic hurdles, container shortages have become a more and more problematic for shippers, causing problems for global supply chains when many much-needed products from Chinese factories are at risks of not being able to deliver to clients in the US and Europe.

The opening of the Shanghai Port empty container transportation center for Northeast Asian region, located at Yangshan Special Comprehensive Bonded Zone in Shanghai, is to provide maintenance services for empty containers. It should also accelerate the turnover efficiency of empty containers in the port.

As reported on¸ the new center was launched by the Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (SIPG) and a group of world shipping conglomerates including Maersk, CMA and Mediterranean Shipping Company.

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