Operation of Shanghai transport system almost back to normal, as resumption speeds up

Credit: Shanghai International Port Group
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Shanghai is speeding up logistics resumption, as the turnover of highway, water, aviation and rail has almost returned to normal levels before a severe COVID-19 outbreak hit the city about two months ago, according to an official from the Ministry of Transport on Monday.

The average daily container throughput of Shanghai Port since June has recovered to more than 95 percent of the same period in 2021, and cargo turnover at Pudong airport has returned to the normal level, said Cai Tuanjie, head of transportation services at the Ministry of Transport.

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Shanghai Port has maintained normal operations 24 hours a day, he added Cai Tuanjie, noting that since June, the average daily throughput of containers has reached 126,000 standard containers, a 95 percent recovery on the same period in 2021. On June 18, the port reached a maximum of 142,500 TEUs in a day, setting a new high since the latest outbreak started.

Cai said the 104 expressway toll stations and 24 expressway service areas in Shanghai are open, and freight traffic on expressways has returned to the levels seen before the recent outbreak.

With container throughput exceeding 47 million TEUs in 2021, Shanghai Port has ranked the world’s busiest for 12 consecutive years, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

In terms of air traffic, Shanghai Pudong International Airport had an average of 232 take-offs and landings per day in the past week, with inbound and outbound daily cargo volume hitting 9,267 tons, basically returning to normal levels. Cargo throughput exceeded 10,000 tons on June 18.

Source: www.globaltimes.cn