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China Shipping

Importance of China Shipping

China Shipping handles the logistics of the bulk of China's import and export goods.  There are about 200 shipping ports along China's 9000 mile coastline.  China has over 2000 ports in total.  Shanghai is China's largest port and is amongst one of the busiest in the world.  Other important ports in China include: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhongshan, Hong Kong, Ningbo, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Tianjin,  Qingdao and Dalian.  

Photo credit: Yangtze river, China - Casey Wong

Top China Shipping Ports

Here is a brief description of China’s top 11 ports:





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Major China Shipping Companies

China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co or COSCO, the Chinese shipping giant is one of the largest shipping companies in the world as measured by millions of tons shipped.  In addition to COSCO,  the Shipping industry in China has been dominated by two other state owned giants, Sinotrans and China Shipping.  These three major China shipping companies control the bulk of the market share within China’s shipping industry.

China Shipping Summary

The link between China Shipping and the Import and Export trade within China has been evident for many centuries.  Importers from the European nations have been visiting this country and building an international trade for generations.  China shipping has facilitated the success of this trade. It will continue to be an important part of China’s economy in the future.