Major ports in China, Europe and the U.S. were all operated smoothly in February, according to statistics compiled by the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) on the world’s top 20 container ports (based on 2022 throughput).

Nine Chinese ports performed well, but due to adverse weather conditions, the average numbers of days for which containerships were in port and at anchor were 1.46, up 4.3% from the previous month, and 0.88, up 2.3%, respectively. However, the number were both lower than those at the remaining 11 ports, which were 2.27 and 1.77.

Major ports in Europe and the U.S. were operates stably, too. On the Asia-Europe trade, in particular, containerships are now rerouted to the Cape of Good Hope before reaching Europe, including calls at ports in Europe and the U.S. The average numbers of vessels in port were 2.43 at Hamburg, up 4.7%; 2.05 at Rotterdam, up 3%; and 2.23 at New York, down 3.5%.

Among the top 20 ports, containerships were in port for the shortest period of 1.01 days on average at both Hong Kong and Guangzhou, up 11% and 3%, respectively, followed by 1.11 days at Xiamen, up 18.1%. In contrast, ships stayed longest at Long Beach for an average of 4.56 days, up 0.4%.




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