Shanghai Port, the world's largest port with a long history
Shanghai Port is a port in Shanghai, China. It is located in the middle of the coastline of the mainland of China and at the mouth of the Yangtze River. It connects the north and South coasts of China and the world oceans, and then runs through the Yangtze River Basin, the inland rivers of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and the Taihu Lake Basin.
In the early Sui Dynasty (589-604), Huating was established as the earliest inland port town in Shanghai.
Daoguang 22 years (1842), the Sino-British Treaty of Nanjing was signed, and Shanghai was designated as one of the five trading ports.
In January 1996, Shanghai launched the construction of an international shipping center.
On December 10, 2005, the first phase of Yangshan Deepwater Port Area of Shanghai Port was completed and put into operation, and Yangshan Bonded Port Area was opened at the same time.
As of 2005, the area of Shanghai Port is 3620.2 square kilometers. Among them, the Yangtze Estuary waters are 3580 square kilometers, the Huangpu River waters are 33 square kilometers and the harbor land area is 7.2 square kilometers. The land area of the harbour area is composed of the South Harbour Area of the Yangtze Estuary, the North Harbour Area of the Hangzhou Bay, the Huangpu River harbour area and the Yangshan deep-water harbour area.
By the end of 2016, Shanghai Port has established more than 500 ports in 214 countries and regions around the world, with more than 80 international routes. In 2016, Shanghai Port completed cargo throughput of 702 million tons and container throughput of 37.13 million standard boxes.
At present, Shanghai Port has developed into the world's largest port. I remember that when I was a child, I learned geography. The book said that Rotterdam was the world's largest port. Change is too fast.