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Chinese ports handle 133 million TEUs in 2024 so far


From January to May 2024, Chinese ports handled a container throughput of 132.8 million TEUs, marking an 8.8% increase year-on-year.

During the same period, Shanghai Port’s container throughput reached 20.9 million TEUs, reflecting an 8.6% year-on-year rise, while Ningbo Zhoushan Port handled 15.8 million TEUs, a 6.5% year-on-year increase.

Beibu Gulf experienced the highest increase in container throughput from January to May, growing by an impressive 19.1% year-on-year, indicating significant growth. Shenzhen followed with a strong 15.8% increase, reflecting robust activity in this major port city. Shanghai saw a moderate increase of 6.6%, maintaining its position as a leading port with steady growth. Ningbo & Zhoushan also showed solid growth at 9.3%, reinforcing its status as a key port handling substantial container traffic.

Qingdao experienced a decline of 7.3% in May compared to the previous year, indicating a decrease in container throughput for that specific month. Xiamen also saw a decrease of 5.3% in May year-on-year, reflecting a reduction in container handling during that period.

Overall, while most ports showed growth in container throughput from January to May, Qingdao and Xiamen faced challenges with reduced throughput in May specifically.

Source: Container News

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