Shanghai best-connected container port in the world and Rotterdam at the top of the European league

Shanghai is the world’s best-connected container port, with Singapore in 2nd place and Ningbo in 3rd place in the Port Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (Port LSCI), developed jointly by MDS Transmodal and UNCTAD to describe the relative container shipping connectivity of each port compared to HKG in 2006 Q3, which was the best-connected port at the time but is now only 5th in the global league table with an index of 101.

SHA, with an index of 132 in Q3 2019, has improved its connectivity while SIN’s has fallen slightly to 123 due to a decline in the number of services and the number of lines serving the port and despite an increase in the total deployed capacity and an increase in the vessel size.

Rotterdam is at the top of the European and Mediterranean container shipping connectivity league, improved from 90 to 92. Antwerp fell from 91 to 90. Barcelona, Valencia, Tanger Med and Piraeus indices rise in the last year with the deployment of additional capacity on the Far East-Mediterranean trade lane.

(Hellenic Shipping News)