China sees near 10% container throughput increase

China Ports

Container throughput in China continues to rise, as the period of January to September 2021 sees a year-on-year increase of 9.5% according to data from the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China.

During the period, a total of 211 million TEU was processed, an increase of 9.5% compared to the same period in 2020.

© Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China

Shanghai saw the largest amount of container throughput throughout this time, handling a total of 34.8 million TEU, a year-on-year increase of 9.9%.

The largest increase comes from Beibu Gulf Port with a year-on-year increase of 19.1%, processing 4.19 million TEU, following on from the recent success shown in the January to August report, which reported the region experiencing a 19.7% increase to 3.63 million TEU.

The Port of Dalian has seen a steep decline in throughput with a reduction of 37.2% to only 2.69 million TEU, the lowest number reported during the period and the only port reporting a decline in throughput.

Freight weights have also reportedly declined by 1.9% compared August 2021, this is partially due to the port congestion on the west coast of North America which has led to poor liner transportation turnover.

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