China's ports log container throughput growth in first five months

Updated: Jun 21, 2022 Xinhua Print
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A containership is berthed at Yangshan Port in Shanghai in April. ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY

BEIJING -- China's container throughput at ports recorded stable expansion in the first five months of the year, data from the Ministry of Transport showed.

During the January-May period, the container handling volume at China's ports rose 2.3 percent from one year earlier to 116.48 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), according to the ministry.

Cargo throughput at the country's ports topped 6.25 billion metric tons in the same period, edging down 0.5 percent year-on-year, the data showed.

In May alone, China's ports handled more than 1.34 billion tons of cargo, while container throughput stood at 25.43 million TEUs, both registering month-on-month growth, said the ministry.

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