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I am just fascinated by this piece of infrastructure, its sheer size as well as its location 30km away from the land

The pics are from flickr. There are tons of other pics of that project, too.









 

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good, question. All I know is, that the are already building phase 3.
You see phase 1 on the pictures above btw.

As far as I know, pase 1 has around 3 or 4 large beths, pase 2 the same andphase 3 has about 4-5 berths.
 

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Another amazing part is, it's connected with Shanghai by China's 2nd longest bridge, Donghai, a 32km crossing sea bridge.
 

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Shanghai seen overtaking Singapore as world's busiest port

SINGAPORE : Shanghai is set to overtake Singapore as the world's busiest port in 2008 as the Chinese economy continues with its stellar growth, an executive of the city-state's port operator said in remarks published Monday.

Flourishing global trade has enabled Singapore terminals to handle a record number of shipping containers in May, but volumes in Shanghai are growing faster, Kuah Boon Wee, chief executive of PSA for Southeast Asia and Singapore, told the Straits Times.

"It's a function of their growth and China's exports are surging," Kuah said. "But even if we're not number one, we will still be a significant player in world trade."

Chinese state media said last month that Shanghai has overtaken Hong Kong to become the world's second largest container port in the first quarter as containers handled rose 28.1 percent from a year ago.

In the first three months of the year, Shanghai Port processed 5.9 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) while Hong Kong handled about 5.5 million TEUs during the same period, up 2.3 percent from a year earlier.

Shanghai Port had been the third biggest container port worldwide after Singapore and Hong Kong since the end of 2003. Its container throughput capacity has kept a growth rate of over 20 percent in the past three years.

Kuah said PSA Singapore Terminals moved a record 2.28 million containers in May on the back of robust global trade.

In the first five months of the year, PSA handled 10.79 million containers in Singapore, up 14.42 percent over last year, he said.

"Areas such as Eastern Europe, the Baltic area, the Middle East and of course China, all showed strong growth in trade this year," he said.

"We have been working very hard to find ways to help customers make incremental growth in their business so that they will continue to increase their volumes here."

PSA Singapore Terminals is the flagship terminal of PSA International which is owned by Singapore investment firm Temasek Holdings.

PSA International handled record container volumes of 51.29 million TEUs last year, 18.6 percent more than in 2005. Its Singapore terminals handled 23.98 million TEUs last year.

The port operator earned net profit of 1.21 billion Singapore dollars (786 million US) on revenue of 3.74 billion dollars.

PSA is one of the world's top port operators with facilities in 15 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

- AFP /ls
 

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@ allan dude

That's pretty much expected given the double-digit growth of Shanghai, the Yangtze River Delta and China as a whole.

Despite it becoming number one, it still can't beat the Rotterdam Europort-Antwerp-Hamburg combo, the Singapore-Pelepas combo as well as the Shenzhen-Hong Kong combo.
 

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Shanghai is world's busiest prot already by cargo tonnage...

Shanghai Port handles 537 mln tons of cargo in 2006, top in the world

As of Dec. 31, Shanghai Port has handled 537 million tons of cargo in 2006, hanging on to its world number one spot, according to port administration figures released on Sunday.

Shanghai Port handles 90 million tons more of cargo than Singapore port, which ranked second.

According to the Shanghai Port Administration, the port's annual handling capacity topped 100 million tons in 1984 and the figure rose to 200 million tons in 2000 and 300 million tons in 2003.

This year's figure was 21.2 percent more than that for last year and accounted for 12 percent of China's total for 2006.

Shanghai Port handled 21.71 million twenty-foot-equivalent unit (TEU) containers this year, up 20.1 percent from last year and accounted for 24 percent of the country's total for this year.

A record 55,000 ships, including 23,000 container ships, berthed at the port this year. The port handles shipping routes reaching more than 300 ports worldwide.

http://english.people.com.cn/200701/01/eng20070101_337490.html
 

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the lower perspecitve already shows an extended version of the port.

But I dont know if they already expanded it further in reality....
 

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They are supposed to be planning a twin bridge of the Donghai Bridge for railway. Is it approved already or still under study? What about Yangshan-Zhoushan islands link?
 
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