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Chinese container port volume falls 10.6pc in January-February

CHINA's Ministry of Transport released port throughput figures for January-February, showing a decline several major ports, especially in terms of container volumes

Chinese container port volume falls 10.6pc in January-February

CHINA's Ministry of Transport released port throughput figures for January-February, showing a decline several major ports, especially in terms of container volumes

26 March 2020 - 12:54

CHINA's Ministry of Transport released port throughput figures for January-February, showing a decline several major ports, especially in terms of container volumes.

During the first two months of this year, China's cargo throughput is 1.87 billion tons, and container throughput was 34.48 million TEU, down six per cent and 10.6 per cent respectively, reports Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News.



The top 10 container ports are Shanghai (5.9 million TEU, which suffered a decline of 10.7 per cent), Ningbo-Zhoushan (4.06 million TEU, a decline of 10.7 per cent), Shenzhen (3.5 million TEU, a decline of 12.8 per cent), Qingdao (3.17 million TEU, a decline of 1.4 per cent), Guangzhou (2.85 million TEU, a decline of 13.7 per cent), Tianjin (2.28 million TEU, a decline of 3.9 per cent), Xiamen (1.56 million TEU, a decline of 8 per cent), Dalian (1.06 million TEU, a decline of 24 per cent), Suzhou (790,000 TEU, a decline of 23.9 per cent,), Lianyugang (770,000 TEU a decline of 2.2 per cent), all the major ports posted container volume decline for the first two months.



Due to the COVID-19 outbreak Chinese ports have faced a decline of the cargo since the beginning of this year. China has now been promoting the work and production resumption from March.


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