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Qingdao secures top 10 Major Container Ports slot

Los Angeles, one of the former global ten major container ports, slowed its increase in container throughput this year, dropping out of the world’s ten largest ports. At present, its place is held by Qingdao port.

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According to statistics from Los Angeles Port Bureau, from January to May this year it managed container throughput of 3.3319 million TEU, a 6% increase compared to the same time last year, but the scope was markedly reduced if compared with the 13.2% annual rise of last year. In 2006, Los Angeles Port rank 10th among global major container ports, and its yearly volume broke through 8 million TEU for the first time, achieving 8.6498 million TEU. This was nearly 1 million TEU more than in 2005.

During the same 5-month period, Qingdao, Ningbo-Zhousan and Guangzhou all achieved growth rates of over 25% to as high as 40%, allowing them to pass Los Angeles and rank from 10th to 12th on the list.


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