Combined volume of containerized shipments handled at ports in China hiked 4.4% from the previous year to a record high of 261.07 million TEUs in 2019, according to data compiled by the nation's Ministry of Transport (MOT). Throughput was favorable at both coastal and inland river ports, increasing 3.9% to 230.92 million TEUs and 8.5% to 30.15 million TEUs, respectively.

The lineup of the top 10 coastal ports remained unchanged from 2018. Containers to and from Shanghai climbed 3.1% to a new yearly record of 43.3 million TEUs, helping the port enjoy the largest share of the pie. As for others, meanwhile, remarkable improvements were made at Qingdao, up 8.8%, and Tianjin, up 8.1%. On the other hand, containers to and from Dalian and Yingkou both plunged, falling 10.3% and 15.6%, respectively.




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