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Shanghai Rated World’s Best-Connected Port - Port Strategy

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 19 Aug 2019

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A Chinese port has topped the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s 2019 ranking of the world’s best-connected ports. The Port of Shanghai garnered a connectivity score of 134 points in UNCTAD’s port Liner Shipping Connectivity Index, followed by the ports of Singapore 124.63 points, Pusan 114.45 points in Korea and Ningbo 114.35 points, also in China. The index is set at 100 for the best-connected port in 2006, which was Hong Kong, China.

Besides, the Asian ports, the other ports on the top 10 list are those of Antwerp 94 points in Belgium and Rotterdam (93 points) in the Netherlands. None of the ports in the top 20 list are from Africa, Latin America, North America or Australasia.

Ms Shamika N Sirimanne, UNCTAD’s director of technology and logistics, said that “A container port’s performance is a critical factor that can determine transport costs and, by extension, trade competitiveness. Efficient and well-connected container ports enabled by frequent and direct shipping services are key to minimizing trade costs and fostering sustainable development.”

UNCTAD’s port LSCI dataset enables businesses and governments to determine maritime transport trends and their ports’ positions compared to others.

The port LSCI, which now provides data on more than 900 ports dating back to 2006, is generated using the same methodology as that for the recently released country-level LSCI produced by UNCTAD in collaboration with MDSTransmodal.

The 2019 port LSCI shows that the expanded Panama Canal has led to shifts in patterns of services.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Mon, 19 Aug 2019
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