Chinese ports handled a total of 24.78 million TEUs of containers in August, up 3% from the same month of last year, according to statistics compiled by the nation’s Ministry of Transport (MOT). Shipments to and from coastal ports accounted for 21.95 million TEUs, up 2.7%, but inland river ports performed even better, where throughput rose 5.2% to 2.83 million TEUs. The busiest port was Shanghai, which processed 4.32 million TEUs, up 12.5%, registering a new monthly record. Ports in northern regions were responsible for 520,000 TEUs in total, up 19%, marking the greatest volume growth among the top 10.

In January-August, a total of 186.67 million TEUs were moved to and from China, up 11.1% year on year. Coastal and inland river ports both achieved double-digit improvements in throughput, which surged 10.3% to 164.92 million TEUs and 17.5% to 21.75 million TEUs, respectively.




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