23-09-2016

Busan container volumes increase 5.5pc to 1.69 million TEU in July

Busan

THE Port of Busan's container volumes increased 5.5 per cent year on year to 1.69 million TEU in July, said the Busan Port Authority (BPA).

It has been four months since the cargo volume at Busan Port made an increase, when February throughput went up 1.8 per cent, noted St Petersburg's PortNews.

The intervening cargo decrease was January, down 1.6 per cent, March fell 2.9 per cent, April was off 5.2 per cent and, May was down one per cent, which was repeated in June. 

Import and export containers were up 9.2 per cent to 832,000 TEU. Transshipments also increased 2.1 per cent to 865,000 TEU.

But total July cargo volume slipped 0.5 to 11.3 million tonnes year on year with imports and exports rising 1.3 per cent to 5.55 million tonnes. 

Source: Schednet

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