The average number of days for which container vessels were in port at the world’s 20 busiest box ports decreased from April to May by 4.7% to 1.79 days, according to the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE).

Additionally, if we compare May 2023 with May 2022 we see a large decline of 24.8%.

At China’s nine major ports, container ships stayed for an average of 1.42 days, a decrease of 3.4% from 1.47 days in April. Furthermore, the average number of days for which boxships were at anchor was 0.83, a shrinkage of 4.6% from 0.87.

“As these figures indicate, service levels were stable in general in China,” said Japan International Freight Forwarders Association (JIFFA) in a statement.

Source: Container News