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Shanghai container throughput rises 3% in April

Shanghai container throughput rises 3% in April
China’s Shanghai port, the world’s busiest container port, registered a small increase in container throughput in April over last year, according to Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (SIPG).

Last month, Shanghai port moved 3.11m teu of box volumes, inching up 3% compared to 3.02m teu seen in April 2014, data from SIPG showed.

On a month-on-month comparison, April volumes rose 5.8% from 2.94m teu posted in March.

In the first four months of this year, the Chinese port handled a total throughput of 11.79m teu, representing an increase of 5.4% compared to 11.19m teu recorded in the previous corresponding period.