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05 July 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 16:02 GMT+2



June 23, 2020

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In May, freight traffic moved by ports Chinese seafarers set a new all-time record

Containers decreased by -3.2%

Freight traffic moved by Chinese ports last year month showed a strong recovery from the decline recorded in the January-March quarter of this year having marked a new all-time record. In May 2020, in fact, the volume total goods amounted to 1.25 billion tonne, an increase of 4.4% on May last year Year. The previous peak monthly traffic had been December 2019 with 1.23 billion tonnes.

The new record was achieved mainly thanks to at the new monthly peak of goods handled by ports maritime warfarers of the nation which amounted to 807.1 million tonnes (2.0%), although only international goods moved by seaport ports has not reached a an all-time high of 331.6 million tonnes volume, which is still the new record relative to the month of May being higher than previous record set in May 2018 with 320.8 million Tons.

Last month, China's own domestic ports alone 448.1 million tonnes of traffic( up 9.2%), which is a volume that is less than only traffic of 449.7 million tonnes December 2019. Last month, traffic international goods movement by the inland ports has 38.3 million tonnes, down -2.1% May 2019.

In May 2020, the highest volumes of traffic were Ningbo-Zhoushan port with 104.1 million tonnes (up 3.6%), of which 47.1 million tonnes of goods 7.1%), followed by the port of Tangshan with 61.2 million tonnes (up 16.6%), of which 24.2 million tonnes of international goods (up 14.8%), from the port of Shanghai with 53.9 million tonnes (-6.7%), of which 31.8 million tonnes of international goods (-8.5%), from the port of Guangzhou with 53.4 million tonnes (up 2.7%), of which 11.9 million tonnes of international goods (-2.0%), from the port of Qingdao with 50.9 million tonnes (5.2%), of which 38.0 million tonnes of goods 8.3%), from the port of Tianjin with 41.6 million tonnes (-6.4%), of which 21.9 million tonnes of goods (-9.1%) and the port of Rizhao with 40.6 million tonnes (up 3.6%), of which 26.0 million tonnes of goods international standards (2.0%).

Last month, the only containerized traffic handled by the Chinese ports was 21.7 million teu overall, down -3.2% on May 2019 when the record for this month. Seaports alone have 19.3 million teu (-2.9%) ports 2.4 million teu (-5.9%). The largest volumes of traffic were moved from the ports of Shanghai with 3.6 million teu (-3.7%), Ningbo-Zhoushan with 2.4 million teu (-4.7%), Guangzhou with 2.0 million teu (up 5.8%), Shenzhen with 1.8 million teu (-13.4%), Qingdao with 1.7 million teu (-3.9%), Tianjin with 1.6 million teu (up 8.6%) xiamen 920 thousand teu (0%).

In the first five months of this year, overall traffic goods moved by Chinese ports was 5.45 billion tonnes, with a decrease of -0.8% on the same 2019 period, of which 3.65 billion tonnes were handled by seaports (-1.5%) 1.81 billion tonnes from ports (0.6%). In relation to international traffic only, goods, the total was 1.76 billion tonnes 1.58 billion tonnes moved by ports seafarers (1.2%) 182.6 million tonnes from the inland ports (-1,8%).




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