Ever wondered how everything you buy from China gets here? Welcome to the port of Shanghai - the size of 470 football pitchesSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 23:50
Ever wondered how everything you buy from China gets here? Welcome to the port of Shanghai - the size of 470 football pitches
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 11:07 EST, 29 October 2013 | UPDATED: 05:37 EST, 30 October 2013
Whether it's the car you drove to work in, the computer at your desk or your children's toys strewn across their bedroom floor, there's a very good chance they have come from here.
This is the world's busiest trading port which handles a staggering 32million containers a year carrying 736million tonnes of goods to far-flung places around the globe.
Stretching as far as the eye can see, rows upon rows of containers lie stacked up at the Port of Shanghai waiting to be shipped abroad and bringing in trillions of pounds to the Chinese economy in the process.
It's this fearsome capacity that has helped China become the world's largest trading nation when it leapfrogged the United States last year.