Shanghai port container volumes gain 14.6% in May

China’s Shanghai port, the world’s busiest container port, has registered higher box volumes in May, according to statistics from Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (SIPG).

Last month the Chinese port handled throughput of 3.54m teu, representing a 14.6% increase compared to 3.09m teu recorded in the same period of 2016, SIPG data showed.

Box volumes in May also rose by 7.9% compared to 3.28m teu seen in April this year.

From January to May 2017, Shanghai port posted a total throughput of 16.21m teu, up 9.9% compared to 14.75m teu in the previous corresponding period.

Posted 19 June 2017

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