In the first six month of 2021, the container throughput of Damaiyu port in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang Province set a new record with 185,800 TEU, up 28.33 per cent over the same period last year.
Bulk cargo throughput at Ningbo Zhoushan Port, in Zhejiang Province, hit 623 million tonnnes, up 9.5 per cent year on year and up 11.7 per cent from 2019. Container throughput reached 16.07 millionTEU, up 21.3 per cent from last year and up 15.5 per cent from 2019.
Container throughput at Yantian Port in Shenzhen municipality hit 6.48 million TEU from January to June, up 21.23 per cent year on year despite sporadic outbreaks of Covid-19 in southern China.
Container throughput at Tianjin Port in North China's Tianjin Municipality grew more than 20 per cent and exceeded 10 million TEU as of June 16, reports Hellenic Shipping News.
A report from the Shanghai International Shipping Institute shows that China's shipping activity achieved new momentum in the second quarter, and that's expected to continue in the third quarter.
Both port and container transport companies enjoyed strong profitability due to the continuous increase of port throughput, berth utilisation rates, growing orders and freight rates, the report said.