13-03-2017

Shanghai Feb throughput up slightly but dives nearly 20pc from Jan

Shanghai

THE world's busiest port Shanghai has registered a small increase in container throughput for February compared to the year-ago period, according to data from Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (SIPG).

Box volumes for last month were recorded at 2.65 million TEU, edging up 2.3 per cent from 2.59 million TEU seen in February 2015, SIPG data showed.

On a month-on-month comparison, however, February volumes fell by 19.7 per cent from 3.3 million TEU handled in January this year.

In the first two months of 2017, Shanghai port moved a total throughput of 5.95 million TEU, up 1.1 per cent compared to 5.53 million TEU posted in the same period of last year, the Seatrade Maritime News of Colchester, England, reported.

Source: Schednet

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