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Shanghai box throughput increases 5.1% in first half

Container throughput at China’s Shanghai port has risen by 5.1% in the first half of this year compared to the year-ago period, according to Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).

In the first six months, the world’s busiest container port recorded a total throughput of 21.54m teu, an increase of 5.1% compared to 20.5m teu in the same period of last year, data from SIPG showed.

Looking at the monthly numbers, the Chinese port handled 3.76m teu in June, up 4.4% compared to 3.6m teu in June 2018.

Last month’s volume, meanwhile, was unchanged from the same 3.76m teu recorded in May this year.

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