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Hong Kong line Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) had a good second quarter with total volumes rising 11.2% to 1.45m teu  from 1.31m teu previously. Total revenues also increased by 6.8% to $1.50bn from $1.41bn in the second quarter of last year.

DP World (DPW) handled 29.4m teu in the first half of 2014, an increase of 9.3% year-on-year excluding London Gateway and Embraport in Brazil, and 10.7% including the new ports.

APM Terminals handled a total of 36.3m teu last year, representing 3% growth in volumes over 2012.

Statistics may rival lies and damned lies for accuracy but they do tell a story, sometimes obvious. In this case, the results are in for 2013, according to Container Trade Statistics (CTS), and the numbers illustrate the woes of the liner industry.

DP World handled consolidated volumes of 26m teu in 2013, a 3.8% decrease over the previous total of 27.1m in 2012, despite record volumes handled in the UAE.

The Georgia Port Authority (GPA) has reported an 8% growth in tonnage handled for the first half of the 2014 financial year, over the same period in 2013.

The Port of Antwerp handled record volumes of 190.8 metric tonnes throughout 2013, representing an increase of 3.6% over the previous year despite overall decreases in the number of ship calls.

Singapore port recorded a 2.9% year-on-year improvement in container volumes in 2013 32.6m teu, making it the world's second busiest box port after China's Shanghai.

The Port of Antwerp has unveiled a 3% increase in throughput to 143m tonnes the first nine months of the year compared with the same period for 2012. Main reason for the growth was a 32% increase in liquid bulk cargoes, to 44.4m tonnes, with oil derivatives rising 36.7%, chemicals 9.2% and crude oil 71.4%.

As the Panama Canal finalises its fiscal year ended 30 September, cargo volumes transported through the waterway are estimated to fallen by  4.1% to around 320m tonnes. This down from 333.7m tonnes in FY 2012, a record year.

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