Container traffic to/from Chinese ports fell 3.2% to 21.68 million TEUs in May, but gained 1.2 million more boxes from the previous month, according to statistics released by China's Ministry of Transport.

Coastal ports handled 19.27 million TEUs, representing a year-on-year decline of 2.9% while inland river ports are responsible for 2.41 million TEUs, down 5.9% from a year before.

In the first five months (January-May), 97.52 million TEUs were moved to and from China, down 6.8%. Coastal ports handled 86.87 million TEUs, down 6.5%, while containers to and from inland river ports were weaker, shrinking 9.7% to 10.65 million TEUs.

Among the top 10 coastal ports, only Tianjin marked a positive growth of 1.6% with throughput of 6.9 million TEUs in the Jan-May period. Shanghai handled 16.45 million TEUs in the period suffering a 7.5% decrease from a year earlier.




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