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Chinese major box ports handle over 95 million TEUs in first months of 2023

Chinese container ports have handled 95.4 million TEUs in the first four months of the year, translating to a year-on-year increase of 4.8%.

The ports in China have also reported over 5.2 billion tonnes of cargo between January and April of 2023, representing a rise of 7.6% compared with the same period last year.

The data for the twelve major Chinese ports' cargo throughput and container throughput are displayed in the following table:

Source: Ministry of Transport of China

According to data from China's Ministry of Transport, the port of Shanghai remains the busiest box port in the country exceeding 15 million TEUs in the first four months of 2023. Ports of Ningbo & Zhoushan and Qingdao follow with 11.3 million and 900,000 TEUs respectively.

In the same period, ports with lower container traffic have shown the largest percentage increases, with the ports of Yinkou, Dalian and Lianyungang standing out, reporting container growth of 24.3%, 22.2% and 18% respectively.

It is important to note that all the twelve major container hubs in China have boosted their container throughput in the first months of the year.

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