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March 25, 2020

Port container volumes in China declined in February due to the coronavirus outbreak that hit many parts of China earlier this year.

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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%


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