Global container port throughput has reached an estimated 905m in 2023, representing a annual growth of 0.7% compared to 2022. China has withheld the publication of their official container port handling statistics for the last 3 months, with official data only available to November 2023 which showed YTD growth at Chinese ports (including Hong Kong) to have reached 3.9% in the first 11 months of the year. The Chinese port data has been inflated since 2022 with Chinese throughput growth outpaci