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China’s half-year container volume grows

China Shenzhen, Yantian Port

Containers to and from ports in China amounted to 22.32 million TEUs in June, according to the nation’s Ministry of Transport (MOT). From a year earlier, they increased 4.7%, although suffering a decline of 80,000 TEUs from a month earlier. As a consequence, accumulated container throughput was brisk on a six-month scale as well, growing 5.1% year on year to 126.99 million TEUs in the first half (January-June). 

Containers to and from coastal ports swelled 4.7% to 19.71 million TEUs in June and 4.4% to 112.58 million TEUs in January-June. Meanwhile, inland river ports were responsible for 2.61 million TEUs, hiking by 50,000 TEUs from May and 5.6% from June 2018. In the first half, they processed 14.41 million TEUs in total, enjoying a double-digit improvement of 11.6%. 

Looking at January-June container lifting at major coastal ports, Shanghai handled 21.54 million TEUs, up 5% from a year earlier, holding the largest share of the pie. Ranked second were containers to and from Ningbo-Zhoushan, which rose 2.8% to 13.91 million TEUs. Those to and from Shenzhen finished in third place, totaling 12.41 million TEUs, up 2.8%. The top three remained unchanged from January-June 2018.


Source: JIFFA


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