Port container volumes in China declined in February due to the coronavirus outbreak that hit many parts of China earlier this year.
Cargo throughput dropped by 6% to 1.87 billion tons, while container throughput declined by 10.6% to 34.48 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) year-on-year, according to the national port cargo & container throughput in February released by the Chinese Ministry of Transport.
The top container throughput numbers were recorded at:
- Port of Shanghai, 5.9 million TEUs, dropping by 10.7%
- Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, 4.06 million TEUs, down 10.7%
- Port of Shenzhen, 3.5 million TEUs, down 12.8%
- Qingdao Port, 3.17 million TEUs,1.4% lower; and
- Port of Guangzhou, 2.85 million TEUs, a decline of 13.7%.
The top cargo throughput numbers were recorded at:
- Ningbo-Zhoushan Port,163.31 million tons, down by 1.8%
- Port of Tangshan, 96.19 million tons, dropping 10.1%
- Qingdao Port, 92.68 million tons, recording a 1.7% increase
- Port of Shanghai, 88.12 million tons, a decline of 14.7%; and
- Port of Guangzhou, 82.23 million tons, dropping 6.6%