Shanghai moves higher box throughput in May

China’s Shanghai port handled a higher volume of containers in May over the previous corresponding period, while volumes remained stable month-on-month.

The world’s busiest container port posted container throughput of 3.02 million TEU in May, up 2.8% compared to 2.94 million TEU recorded in the same month of 2013, data from Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (SIPG) showed.

Last month’s throughput was stable compared to 3.02m teu in April this year.

In the first five months of 2014, Shanghai moved a total throughput of 14.21 million TEU, up 4.7% from 13.57 million TEU in the same period of last year.