Containers in Shanghai

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Sellers of containers in Shanghai offer the following units on xChange. To get in touch with the seller, please click on the link and submit the contact form.

LocationUnit TypePriceQuantityContact
Shanghai40DC$120849Get in touch
Shanghai20DC$100024Get in touch
Shanghai40HC$1775132Get in touch

About the port

The port of Shanghai is the largest seaport in the world responsible for handling more than 1/4th of the international cargo traffic. It is the hub of international transshipment trade.

With more than 170 years of history, the port of Shanghai handled 43.6 million TEU of containers in 2019. Serving over 300 shipping routes and departing more than 2,000 containers every month, finding the right containers and logistic partners in Shanghai is essential.

The major terminals

The port of Shanghai has 3 major container terminals: Yangshan, Waigaoqiao, and Wusongkou.

Each port handles trade and traffic from different regions. Yangshan handles vessels to and from Europe, Mediterranean, South America, Africa, etc. Waigaoqiao manages trades from Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, the Middle East, etc. Wusongkou handles boxes serving in domestic trading.

Yangshan Port is managed by Shanghai Shengdong International Container Terminal Company and is well-equipped to handle the largest container ships. It manages domestic and international cargo as well as manufacturing, maintaining, and leasing containers, handling information about warehousing, distribution, and port logistics. Yangshan port is well connected with the mainland via the Donghai bridge (the world’s longest sea bridge).

Waigaoqiao Port is operated by the Shanghai Pudong International Container terminals and multiple other companies. Together, these companies manage the activities and services at the port like container handling, storage, transfer, cleaning, etc. It especially handles hazardous cargo containers and reefer containers, having facilities for container stuffing and stripping sheds as well. This port also boasts of a ‘free trade zone’.

Wusongkou Port is managed by the Shanghai Container Terminals Company (SCT), a joint venture of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) and SIPG.

Facilities provided at the port include container cleaning and management, transportation, inland goods storage, and exchange of electronic data. It also offers docking and cruise services.

All the ports have world-class technological facilities and information management systems. They are environment-friendly using electricity as a major source of power instead of diesel. These ports have an economical barging system integrated into the operations making them efficient, reliable, easy, affordable, and safe.

Available containers in Shanghai

Members at our online platform xChange usually have containers in Shanghai. In the public search below, you can see a section of where some of the xChange members are looking to get their containers in Shanghai moved to.

According to the Container Availability Index (CAx), normally 40DC containers are available at the port of Shanghai, while 20DC containers are in some deficit.

This is mainly because the Port of Shanghai is the world’s largest and busiest port in terms of container and cargo tonnage since 2010.

China is called the world’s factory with almost all products either manufactured or assembled in the mainland. This also makes it the world’s largest container market. And Shanghai’s advantageous geographical location makes this port the most crucial gateway for foreign trade – with a deep-sea port and a river port.

With constant development and modernization, the port of Shanghai has developed an efficient transportation system over a 20-km-long quay length – dominating the world shipping trade.

If you need containers in Shanghai, xChange can help you. Put in your pick-up and drop-off locations in our public search system. And you’ll get a list of available containers required within the time frame.

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