According to the latest flash estimate the Container Throughput Index of the RWI-Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) reached a seasonally adjusted 123.4 points in May, an increase of 1.1 points from 122.3 points in April.  It marked the fourth consecutive month of growth in container throughput. However, it has not yet reached the level of the summer of last year.

The expansion of container throughput was particularly strong in Chinese ports, where the index increased to 140.5 points in May from 136.4 points in April.

Container throughput in European ports fell again after a strong increase in April. The North Range Index of important continental European ports on the North Sea fell from 108.4 points to 104.1 points in May. Nevertheless, there are now signs of stabilization in container throughput in Europe.




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