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27 January 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:57 GMT+1

July 19, 2021

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Six-monthly containerized traffic is growing rapidly handled by COSCO Shipping Ports and CMPort

Handled respectively 51 million teu (+7.9%) and 67 million teu (+21.3%)

After eight months of growth, in June 2021 the traffic of container handled by the port terminals of the Chinese group COSCO Shipping Ports decreased to 8.51 million of teu compared to 8.60 million teu in June 2020. The contraction of the operating activity was determined by the decrease -4.6% of traffic handled in Chinese port terminals alone of the group which amounted to 6.10 million teu, while the traffic in foreign terminals operated by the company has increased of +9.2% having stood at 2.41 million teu.

In the first half of this year, total traffic was status of 51.05 million teu, with an increase of +7.9% on the first half of 2020, of which 36.81 million teu handled from the Chinese port terminals of COSCO Shipping Ports (+9.2%) and 14.24 million TEU from foreign terminals (+4.7%).

In the second quarter of 2021 alone, COSCO Shipping terminals Ports handled a total of 26.41 million teu, with a growth of +6.3% on the corresponding period of last year, of of which 19.13 million teu handled by Chinese terminals (+5.8%) and 7.28 million teu from foreign terminals (+7.5%). Among the main terminalist companies of the Chinese group in the Mediterranean, in the period April-June of this year the Greek Piraeus Container Terminal handled 1.23 million teu (+2.7%), the Spanish COSCO Shipping Ports (Spain) Terminals 919 thousand teu (+22.9%) and the Egyptian Suez Canal Container Terminal 905 thousand teu (+5.5%).

In the first six months of 2021 the terminals of the other primary Chinese Port Group China Merchants Port Holdings Co. (CMPort) handled container traffic of 66.57 million teu, with an increase of +21.3% on the first half of 2020, of of which 49.87 million teu handled by the group's Chinese terminals including those in Hong Kong and Taiwan (+17.0%) and 16.69 million teu from foreign terminals (+36.4%) including 12.8 million teu (+48.9%) handled by Terminal Link, the joint venture between the group shipowner French CMA CGM (51%) and CMPort (49%).


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