China was Germany’s biggest partner for container traffic in 2021. This was reported by the German Federal Statistical Office on Monday. According to the report, trade with Chinese ports accounted for a good one-fifth (20.7 percent) of container throughput at German seaports last year. This translated into 3.1 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit). The United States followed in second with a share of just over one-tenth (10.1 percent or 1.5 million TEU) of total throughput. The Russian Federation – at that time not yet subject to sanctions as a result of the attack on Ukraine – follows in third.
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