China Merchants Port handles record high container volume in 2020

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China Merchant Port reported a container throughput of 122m teu for 2020, a record high for the terminal operator.

In the first quarter of 2020, the container throughput volume of China Merchants Port was down by 5.6% compared with the same period of last year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Container cargo volumes started to rebound from the second quarter and achieved 122m teu as the end of 2020, an increase of 7.8% year-on-year.

The company’s mainland China ports posted 85.76m teu container volume, Hong Kong and Taiwai posted 7.14m teu and overseas terminals posted 28.78m teu.

Operated by China Merchants Port, Shenzhen west port area, Zhanjiang port, Shantou China Merchants Port all reported growth in container volumes for 2020.

The bulk cargo throughput of China Merchants Port was 450m tons in 2020.

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