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The Port of Hong Kong continued its slide, with throughput falling 12.8% to 1.59m teu in October.

The Port of Hong Kong continued its negative growth slide in August, with overall throughput falling 9.8% to 1.74m teu from 1.92m teu in the previous corresponding period.

The pace of the falls in container volumes at the Port of Hong Kong seems at least to have slowed a little in July, with a 9.5% fall in throughput to 1.75m teu compared to the 12.9% fall in volumes the month before.

ICTSI has reported a $100.4m profit for the first half of 2015, a 1% drop on the same six months last year, despite an 8% increase in revenues between the same periods to $552.1m.

The Port of Hamburg handled 35.6m tons in Q1 2015, a 0.1% increase compared with the same period in 2014, as container trades were hit by sanctions against Russia.

The Port of Hong Kong continued its slow slide into weaker volumes for the year with April figures showing an 11.7% overall drop in throughput to 1.70m teu from 1.93m teu previously.

Singapore’s container throughput dipped in April both on a year-on-year and month-on-month comparison, according to preliminary estimates by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

Westports Holdings saw first earnings rise 10.2% to MYR120.18m ($33.7m) from MYR109.0m previously, boosted by a surge in container volume, it said in a stock market announcement.

Hong Kong's Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) saw first quarter revenue fall 3.2% to $1.34bn from $1.39bn previously as total volumes also slipped 2.5% to 1.32m teu from 1.35m teu in the same period last year.

Throughput at the port of Hong Kong plunged in March falling 13.5% to 1.63m teu from 1.88m teu in the previous corresponding period.

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