Container throughput at Cosco Shipping Ports rose 3.5% in July to 8m teu from 7.2m teu in the previous corresponding period.
The Bohai Rim region continued to drive volumes with the highest throughput and growth of 3.5% to 2.8m teu from 2.7m teu previously.
The Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta segments continued to stutter, with volumes falling 3.7% and 3.9% to 1.5m teu and 2.1m teu respectively.
Meanwhile the newer ports in the Southeast Coast and Southwest Coasts continue to ramp up, with throughput at the former growing 15% to 381,700 teu and volumes at the latter, which primarily consists of the Guangxi Qinzhou International Container Terminal, spiking 54% to 90,100 teu from just 58,600 teu in July 2015.
Finally, the group saw growth from this international segment coming in at 28% to 1.1m teu from 868,300 teu previously.