Chinese port volumes grew by 2.6% in the first half of 2022 despite the negative impact of the lockdowns across several major Chinese cities this year. The overall port volumes are partly inflated due to the shift from trucking to barge movements. Performance was mixed amongst the main ports, with Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Lianyungang and Yingkou all recording negative growth. Ningbo reported the largest gains of 8.7%, largely due to the diversion of cargo from Shanghai that was hit by l