Yangshan remains world’s most efficient container port

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Yangshan repeats as the world’s most efficient container port according to the CPPI, with East & Southeast Asia grabbing 13 top 20 spots.

For the second year running, China’s Yangshan Port reigns supreme as the world’s most efficient container port, according to the recently released Container Port Performance Index (CPPI).

The rankings, compiled by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence, highlight the dominance of East and Southeast Asia, with 13 ports from the region claiming spots within the top 20. The port of Rotterdam holds 91st place in terms of efficiency.

This edition also welcomes 57 newcomers, including Muuga (Estonia) and Al Duqm (Oman). India’s Visakhapatnam Port makes a notable debut in the top tier as well.

“The container shipping industry remains a dynamic and unpredictable landscape, though the lingering effects of the pandemic subsided somewhat in 2023,” commented World Bank economist Martin Humphreys. “Investing in resilience, cutting-edge technology, and sustainable infrastructure is paramount for major ports to bolster global market stability and ensure the long-term viability of the shipping sector.”

The CPPI, now in its fourth edition, evaluates efficiency across 405 container ports worldwide. Rankings are primarily determined by the average time container ships spend docked, not the volume of containers handled.

Top 20 Most Efficient Ports (CPPI 2023):

  1. Yangshan
  2. Salalah
  3. Cartagena (Colombia)
  4. Tangier Med
  5. Tanjung Pelepas
  6. Chiwan
  7. Cai Mep
  8. Guangzhou
  9. Yokohama
  10. Algeciras
  11. Hamad Port
  12. Ningbo
  13. Mawan
  14. Dalian
  15. Hong Kong
  16. Port Said
  17. Singapore
  18. Kaohsiung
  19. Visakhapatnam
  20. Yeosu

Source: Nieuwsblad Transport

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