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Shanghai port container volumes up in May

China’s Shanghai port has handled higher container throughput in May compared to the year-ago period, according to Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).

The world’s busiest container port recorded throughput of 3.76m teu in May, an increase of 3.6% compared to 3.63m teu in May 2018, data from SIPG showed.

Last month’s box volumes also rose by 4.2% on a month-on-month comparison.

From January to May this year, the Chinese port registered a total throughput of 17.78m teu, up 5.2% compared to 16.9m teu in the same period of last year.

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