Shanghai port moves higher volumes in June

Maersk's Triple-E giant container ship Majestic Maersk, one of the world's largest container ships is seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port, part of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, in Shanghai, China September 24, 2016. Picture taken September 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

China’s Shanghai port has handled higher container volumes in June compared to the year-ago period.

Last month, the port moved 3.4m teu of containers, up 8.3% compared to 3.14m teu recorded in June 2016.

According to Shanghai International Port (Group) Co figures, on a month-on-month comparison, volumes were down by 4% from 3.54m teu in May this year.

From January to June 2017, Shanghai port posted a total throughput of 19.6m teu, an increase of 9.6% compared to 17.89m teu seen in the same period last year.

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