the size of Shanghai Pudong International Airport's new Terminal 3
nearest deep-water port to Shanghai. The port has constantly been expanding to cope with the increasing volume of goods since commencing operations in late 2005.
In the context of the cruise industry, the Port of Shanghai is expected to become one of the largest cruise ports in the Asia Pacific region by 2020. Authorities also aim to make the facility the home port to between 12 and 15 cruises, with annual tourist visitor numbers between 1.5 to 2 million.