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May 12, 2022

Shanghai Port recorded container throughput of exceeded 3.085 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in April, recovering to 82.4% of that of the same month last year, according to Chinese state media.


Citing data from China's Ministry of Transport (MOT) Xinhua said daily container throughput at the Port of Shanghai has also stabilized at 100,000 TEUs, rebounding to more than 80% of the pre-pandemic level.


"Currently, logistics in Shanghai and other key areas are gradually improving, with initial results in rectifying excessive prevention and control problems," said MOT official Shu Chi, citing improvements in the country's transport capacity indicators and once-impeded logistics. 


During the first four months, the port handled 15.35 million TEUs, up 1.8% year on year, said Li Guoping, an official with the MOT.


The report noted that to ensure the flow of trade, China has also issued a unified national pass for vehicles transporting vital supplies was adopted by 27 Chinese provinces. It also implemented a raft of measures to back work resumption after weeks of lockdown in the major Chinese air and shipping hub.


Despite congestion due to the impact of the lockdowns on trucking, Li said the situation has improved in the past few days. On Tuesday, for example, 21.87 million vehicles passed along domestic freeways, up 26.4% compared with the numbers seen on April 10.

All domestic expressway service areas were also opened Tuesday.

The improving cargo throughput and traffic in Shanghai comes as the city is slowly able to bring the Covid-19 outbreaks into the city under control. Shanghai reported 1,259 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, down dramatically from the more than 20,000 recorded during the peak of the Omicron variant in the city.

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