Total volumes in the twin Eastern China main ports of Shanghai and Ningbo rebounded in June, posting a month on month increase of 2.3% compared to May and a 0.1% increase year on year compared to June 2021.
Global port congestion dropped from 13.1% to 11.1% in the past week, due mainly to the fall in Chinese port congestion.
The top 3 ports in the world all reported improved throughput volumes in May, with Shanghai retaining the top spot at 3.4m teu last month for a 10.3% MoM rebound.
Chinese port volumes were surprisingly resilient in April, with overall container volumes dropping by just 0.2% YoY last month despite the extended lockdowns in Shanghai that brought down the main Chinese port’s throughput by 17.0% YoY.
The extended lockdown in Shanghai has hurt overall Chinese container port volumes, with Shanghai port reporting a 25% month on month reduction in April. But other Chinese ports have stepped up, with Ningbo reporting a 12% YoY increase. The overall impact on global container volumes is small...