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Shanghai box volumes up 7.7% in September

The Chinese port of Shanghai has handled more containers in September compared to the year-ago period, but volumes fell on a month-on-month comparison, according to statistics from Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (SIPG).

In September, Shanghai port moved box volumes of 3.37m teu, up 7.7% compared to 3.13m teu in the same month of last year, data from SIPG showed.

Last month’s throughput, however, dipped by 2.6% compared to 3.46m teu recorded in August this year.

In the first nine months of 2017, Shanghai port registered a total throughput of 28.87m teu, an increase of 4.6% compared to 27.6m teu posted in the previous corresponding period.

Posted 13 October 2017

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Lee Hong Liang

Lee Hong Liang
Asia Correspondent, Seatrade Maritime