In the fourth phase of the Shanghai Yangshan deep-water port, the operator of the bridge crane on the 15-story tower faces the screen and gently moves the rocker to accurately lift and steadily lower the container on the yard hundreds of meters away.Due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the container throughput of Shanghai Port dropped by 8.4% year-on-year from January to April 2020, which was once worrying.Today, busyness is once again the norm at the world's largest unmanned and automated terminal.In 2020, the container throughput of Shanghai Port will reach a new peak of 43.5 million TEU, drawing a beautiful "V" shape.
Not only in Shanghai, from Ningbo to Tianjin, and from Qingdao to Dalian, container terminals are booming at many major ports in China.Not only in the sea, the container in the land also ushered in the peak of foreign trade.In 2020, the China-Europe freight train will exceed the "10,000 trains" mark, sending epidemic prevention materials, auto parts and electronic products made in China to foreign countries in a continuous stream.Ocean shipping line market freight prices continue to go up, driving the export container transport market composite index rise.By the middle of January this year, China's export container freight index had reached 1,863.84 points, more than 1,000 points higher than the average value in May 2020, after continuing to rise."In the first half of last year, we were worried about the piles of boxes, but now there are not enough trucks to pull containers," has become the work description of container manufacturers everywhere.
Along the sea and land transport corridors, containers reflect the warmth of foreign trade and send a positive signal of China's rapid economic recovery.In 2020, global trade in goods fell by 5.6% year on year, despite the severe recession of the world economy. However, China's total value of imports and exports in goods hit a record high of RMB 32.16 trillion, highlighting the resilience and vitality of the Chinese economy.The Chinese economy has withstood the stress test and instilled confidence in the recovery of global markets.
The strong recovery of foreign trade is not only supported by international logistics with containers as the carrier, but also inseparable from a stable industrial chain and supply chain.Take export as an example, the supply side to spare no effor