China ports container volumes rise 1.6 per cent in January

Aerial View of container ship terminal in Shenzhen, China

In January 2022, a total of 24.2 million TEU passed through China’s ports, a year-on-year increase of 1.6 per cent.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China, the Port of Shanghai performed the best, handling 4,350,000 TEU in January 2022, up 7.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2021.

Shanghai was also crowned China’s top port in PTI’s ‘Top 10 Ports in China 2021’ list after it handled a whopping 38,990,000 TEU in the first ten months of 2021.

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

The second highest container throughput was the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, processing 2,970,000 TEU, up 2.8 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Dalian Port performed the lowest in the first month of 2022, processing only 340,000 TEU. Yet this does demonstrate an increase of 36 per cent compared to its January 2021 figures, the biggest rise in the whole table.

The Ports of Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Yinkou all saw their container throughputs decline last month.

Yinkou saw the largest reduction, with volumes falling 13.3 per cent to just 390,000 TEU.

The country also kicked off 2022 by handling 1301.1 million tons of cargo, a year-on-year increase of 0.6 per cent.

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