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20 Laem Chabang Throughput: 4,621,635teu


(-10.0%)


Despite a year-on-year throughput decline of 512,295teu in 2009, Thailand’s leading box port managed to climb one place upwards in the Top 100 Container Ports league table. Laem Chabang saw container throughput slide by over


16% in the first half of 2009 but levelled off in the second half to complete the year with a decline of just 10%. Hutchison Port Holdings’ plans at Laem Chabang are


on schedule, with Hutchison Laem Chabang Terminal due to have three additional container terminals commissioned by 2011. The DP World-led Laem Chabang International


Terminal, meanwhile, remains one of the most modern terminals, equipped with eight twin-lift post-panamax and super post-panamax gantry cranes. Kerry Logistics has expanded its handling capacity at


Kerry Siam Seaport at Laem Chabang by adding a third gantry crane. As well as new handling equipment, the operator says it is investing in new yard management and IT systems as part of a drive to deliver consistent service levels and to reduce the length of port calls for shipping line customers.


21 Dalian Throughput: 4,576,500teu


(+1.1%)


The port of Dalian celebrated its 110th anniversary with modest throughput growth of 51,000teu, or 1.1%. The port’s robust domestic cargo business helped buoy volumes, with 21% of throughput, or 959,000teu, made up of domestic traffic, a 30% increase on 2008. The north-eastern Chinese port has built a


comprehensive land transport network connecting it with major cargo sources in northern China. It has invested in railway stations in inland cities such as Shenyang, Changchun and Jilin City. There are more than 50 domestic railway services running between Dalian port and other northern Chinese cities every week. Being a natural deep water port that does not freeze in


the winter, Dalian well suited as a hub for handling north- to-south cargoes. There are nine domestic liner services running between Dalian and other Chinese ports including Guangzhou, Shanghai, Ningbo, Qingdao, Zhangzhou and Quanzhou. The hub was one of the earliest container ports in


China to offer to ship grain in containers. It provides grain producers in north China with an alternate transport means to distribute their goods throughout the nation. The port has even designed its own machine to fill containers with grain, capable of filling 400 boxes a day. Dalian handled 1.27m teu in the first quarter of 2010, up 19.6% from a year earlier.


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