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22 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:31 GMT+2



April 19, 2022

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Third consecutive monthly decline in freight traffic with foreign traffic handled in March 2022 by Chinese ports

The containers have been pairs to 21,0 million teu (+1.6%)

Last month, Chinese ports handled a total of 1.27 billion tons of goods, with a decrease of -0.3% on the March 2020, of which 843.8 million tons handled by the same seaports (+0.3%) and 429.0 million tons from inland port (-1.4%). The only traffic with foreign countries handled in March 2022 from Chinese ports amounted to 371.5 million tons, with a decrease of -6.1% on March 2021, a negative trend in progress consecutively for three months, of which 335.0 million tons enlivened by seaports alone (-4.9%) and 36.5 million tons from inland ports (-15.8%).

Last month the largest volumes of traffic of the goods were handled from the ports of Ningbo-Zhoushan with 104.5 million tons (+4.6%), Tangshan with 64.0 million tons (+7.5%), Shanghai with 57.7 million tons (-3.0%), Qingdao with 56.6 million tons (+2.3%) and Guangzhou with 53.7 million tons (-2.7%).

As for international freight traffic alone, as of March 2022 i more substantial volumes of this traffic flow are states handled by the ports of Ningbo-Zhoushan with 45.0 million tons (-3.6%), Qingdao with 41.0 million tons (+0.3%), Shanghai with 34.6 million tons (+1.6%), Rizhao with 26.7 million tons (-6.1%), Tianjin with 23.2 million tons (-3.3%) and Tangshan with 21.7 million tons (-11,2%).

The only container traffic handled last month by the ports has been pairs to 23,8 million teu (+1.4%), of which 21,0 million teu enlivened by seaports (+1.6%) and 2.8 million of teu from the inland port (-0.4%). The most relevant volumes of containerized traffic were handled by the ports of Shanghai with 4.1 million teu (+5.1%), Ningbo-Zhoushan with 2.7 million teu (+6.8%), Shenzhen with 2.2 million teu (-8.3%), Qingdao with 2.2 million teu (+6.9%), Guangzhou with 2.1 million teu teu (-2.4%), Tianjin with 1.8 million teu (+2.9%) and Xiamen with 999 thousand teu (+2.1%).

In the first quarter of 2022, Chinese ports handled a total of 3.63 billion tonnes of goods, a volume that represents the new record for the first quarterly period of the year and an increase of +1.6% on the first three months of last year when the previous record was set. The new peak for this time of year is also such for the volumes of traffic handled both by seaports alone and by seaports alone inland ports that amounted to 2.41 billion respectively of tons (+1.8%) and 1,22 billion tons (+1.1%).

In the first three months of this year only international goods handled by Chinese ports amounted to 1.11 million tons, with a decrease of -4.7% on the corresponding period of the 2021, of which 998.7 million tons handled by ports maritime (-3.5%) and 107.5 million tons from inland ports (-14,6%).

In the first quarter of 2022 only containerized traffic handled by Chinese ports amounted to 67.4 million teu (+2.4%), of which 59.8 million teu enlivened by ports maritime (+2.5%) and 7.6 million teu from the inland ports (+1.7%). The the largest volumes of containerized traffic were enlivened by the ports of Shanghai with 12,3 million teu (+8.1%), Ningbo-Zhoushan with 7.9 million teu (+2.9%), Shenzhen with 6.5 million teu (-10.1%), Qingdao with 5.9 million teu (+6.3%), Guangzhou with 5.5 million teu (-1.3%), Tianjin with 4.6 million teu teu (+3.6%) and Xiamen with 2.9 million teu (+2.9%).





























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