Shanghai port container volumes hits 3.7m TEU in May

Container volume at Shanghai rises by 12.4%

PHOTO CREDIT: China Daily

China’s Shanghai port has handled higher container throughput in May compared to the year-ago period, according to Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).

The world’s busiest container port recorded throughput of 3.76 million TEU in May, an increase of 3.6% compared to 3.63 million TEU recorded in May 2018, data from SIPG showed.

Last month’s box volumes also rose by 4.2% on a month-on-month comparison.

From January to May this year, the Chinese port registered a total throughput of 17.78 million TEU, up 5.2% compared to 16.9 million TEU in the same period of last year.