Shanghai port handles slightly higher box volumes in February

China’s Shanghai port has handled marginally higher container volumes in February compared to the same month of last year, according to figures from Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (SIPG).

Container throughput in February 2016 was recorded at 2.59million TEU, up a mere 0.8% from 2.57million TEU seen in the previous corresponding period, data from SIPG showed.

On a month-on-month comparison, however, last month’s throughput dropped by 11.9% from 2.94million TEU registered in January.

Over the first two months of 2016, Shanghai port moved a total box throughput of 5.53million TEU, a decline of 3.5% compared to 5.73million TEU in the same period of 2015.


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