As the World Expo opening looms a large amount of precious exhibits are coming to Shanghai by container. This has caused security to be substantially increased.
Yan Jun, assistant president of the Shanghai International Port Group said cameras are being set up around the port to watch these containers and extra police will be stationed in the area – the port’s top level of security.
Many Expo participants are bringing national treasures to the Expo, including the Little Mermaid statue from Denmark, a Van Gogh painting from France and Buddhist relics from Nepal.
Nineteen containers have been shipped to the port for the opening ceremony but for security reasons the contents are being kept secret.
More than 90% of the exhibits and materials for both domestic and foreign Expo participants will be shipped to the city and most are expected at the beginning of April.
reports that although 300,000 standard containers will be shipped to the port for the Expo these will only account for 1% of the total annual throughout capacity of the port.