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World Ports: Ningbo-Zhoushan, China

The Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan is the busiest in the world in terms of cargo tonnage, handling 888.96 million tons of cargo in 2015. The port is located in Ningbo and Zhoushan, on the coast of the East China Sea, in Zhejiang province south of Hangzhou Bay, across which it faces Jiaxing and Shanghai.

Ningbo-Zhoushan Port is at the crossroads of the north-south inland and coastal shipping route, including canals to the important inland waterway to interior China, the Yangtze River, to the north.

The port comprises several ports which are Beilun (seaport), Zhenhai (estuary port), and old Ningbo harbour (inland river port). Ningbo Port sits at the T- junction of routes along mid-China’s coastline and the Yangtze River Delta. The surrounding Zhoushan Islands shelter the port area from strong winds and waves.

Port Data:

Name: Ningbo-Zhoushan


Type: Seaport

Country: China

Time Zone: GMT+8

Deadweight Restriction: 300,000mt

Port Position: 29° 56' 28.00" N , 121° 53' 5.00" E

Nearest Airport: Ningbo Lishe International Airport

Global Container Port Ranking, 2020: 3rd

Container Shipping Volume, 2020: 28.72 Million TEUs

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