Total volumes in the 3 main ports in South China (Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong) have largely held their ground during the 1st half of 2022, with aggregated volume growth rising marginally by 0.2% in the first 6 months of this year. Shenzhen was the best performer, registering 4.6% growth but the improvement was to a large part due to the sharp fall in May and June last year when Yantian port was closed due to Covid restrictions. Yantian registered a total growth of 6.7% in the first half w