After box volume growth slowed in June at the Port of Hong Kong, July brought in another surge as the numbers grew 7.2%.
The port handled 1.75m teu in July, compare to 1.6m teu during the same period last year. Breaking the figures down, the Kwau Tsing terminals saw throughput of 1.4m teu, an increase of 9.1% compared to last year’s 1.3m teu. Meanwhile, midstream operators witnessed a minimal increase to 340,000 teu, up from the 2016 figure for the period of 339,000 teu.
Throughput at the Port of Hong Kong has grown 10% to 11.9m teu during the January to July period.
Around the region, Singapore handled 2.88m teu in July, clocking up a 12.1% increase compared to July 2016. Box volumes for the first seven months of the year have grown 7.2% at Singapore or 19.02m teu, up from 17.75m teu in July 2016.
Shanghai posted throughput in July at 3.44m teu, an increase of 5.2% compared to the 3.27m teu handled in July 2016. During the first seven months of this year Shanghai has seen throughput of 22.04m teu, an increase of 4.2% compared to 21.16m teu last year, at this point.