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20 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:46 GMT+2

April 26, 2022

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In the first quarter Busan is confirmed as the seventh container port worldwide

South Korean ports closed the first three months of 2022 with total 7.23 million teu (-1.3%)

In the first quarter of this year South Korean ports have enlivened a container traffic equal to 7.23 million teu, with a decrease of -1.3% on the first three months of 2021. The only containerized traffic in import and export is amounted to 4.12 million teu (-3.2%), while the volume of transhipment traffic amounted to 3.06 million teu (+1.4%) and the cabotiero one at 53 thousand teu (+1.9%).

In the port of Busan alone, traffic amounted to 5.53 million teu, with a decrease of -0.4% on the first trimester last year, of which 2.59 million teu in import-export (-1.2%) and 2.94 million teu in transhipment (+0.3%). The volume of container traffic handled in the first quarter of this year confirms the port of Busan in the seventh position of the ranking of the main world ports that sees Shanghai in first place followed by the ports of Singapore, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Guangzhou and then from the South Korean port.

Among the other major South Korean container ports of call, in the first three months of 2022 the port of Inchon has enlivened 750 thousand teu (-10.1%) and that of Gwangyang 540 thousand teu (+8.4%).

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