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Shanghai container volumes up 5.3% in October

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Container volumes at China’s Shanghai port have risen in October compared to the year-ago period, but they dipped on a month-on-month comparison, according to data from Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).

Last month the world’s largest container port handled 3.57m teu, an increase of 5.3% from 3.39m teu recorded in October 2017.

However, last month’s throughput dropped by 6.3% from 3.81m teu registered in September this year.

Read more: Cargo volumes at major ports up 7.2% in first half 2018

In the first 10 months of this year, Shanghai port recorded a total throughput of 31.4m teu, down 5.6% compared to 33.25m teu posted in the same period of last year.

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