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Dubai-headquartered terminal operator DP World handled 60m teu during 2014, an 8.9% increase over the previous year.

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) reported 2.6% lower total volume of 1.36m teu for the fourth quarter while for full-year 2014 the corresponding figure rose 5.5% to 5.59m teu from 5.29m previously, the company said in a stock market announcement.

Container throughput at the Port of Hong Kong declined slightly by 0.3% to 22.3m teu in 2014 from 22.4m teu the year before.

Growth in Asia-Europe, intra-Asia and African trades has helped CMA CGM to a near-trebling of profit to $201m for the third quarter.

DP World handled 44.8m teu in the first nine months of 2014, a 9% increase over the 40.7m teu recorded in the same period in 2013.

August was a slow month for the Port of Hong Kong, with overall container throughput falling 2.9% from the year before to 1.88m teu.

The traditional mid-summer low of the low season kicked in for the Port of Hong Kong in July, with overall container throughput rising just 1.6% to 1.98m teu from 1.95m teu in July 2013.

Present global container traffic trends offer some hope that the industry could achieve a sense of balance two years out, dependent on further quiet in vessel ordering.

Proving that not all Asian container lines are doing badly, Hong Kong-based Overseas Orient (International) Ltd, the parent of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) turned spectacularly to a net profit of $181.3m from a loss of $15.3m in the previous corresponding period.

The US’ Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reports a record 3.14m teu of container throughput throughout the 2014 fiscal year, an increase of 6.3% over the previous year.

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