18-05-2017

HK up 10pc in April to 1.74 million TEU, S'pore by 7.5pc, Shanghai by 4.9pc

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FIGURES from the Hong Kong Maritime Port Board showed the harbour handled 1.74 million TEU in April, representing a year-on-year increase of 10 per cent. 

The container turnover of the port of Hong Kong increased 12.7 per cent year-on-year to 66.58 million TEU in the first four months of 2017. 

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority reported a 7.5 per cent increase in container movement in April, having handled 2.72 million TEU. This brought first four months container throughput to 10.33 million TEU. 

The Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (SIPG) posted a 4.9 per cent jump in year-on-year container volume to 3.28 million TEU. For the first four months of 2017, the world's busiest container port Shanghai recorded a total throughput of 12.67 million TEU, a climb of 8.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2016.

Source: Schednet

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