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Global Port Volume Flat in 22H1

Projected throughput growth for Linerlytica’s global port sample that accounts for over 75% of global container handling volumes is expected to show a marginal increase of just 0.3% during the first half of 2022. Chinese ports remain largely resilient despite the COVID related lockdowns, with first half growth estimated at 2.4%. A more detailed analysis of the Chinese volumes will be added next week when  the final port numbers for June are confirmed. North American ports also performed strong


Eastern China Port Volume Rebounding

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.


USEC port congestion worsening

US port congestion is rising again with worsening delays at US East Coast ports. The vessel queues at East Coast ports has grown to over 630,000 teu.


May YTD Volume Flat

Global port volumes remain robust in May despite early signs that volume growth has started to slow as rising inventory levels in the US and Europe and slowing consumer spending has resulted in a reduction in new orders from Asia.


May throughput assessment up

Global port volumes for May have been adjusted upwards due to stronger than expected performances in China and the US. Latest projections for May show a 3.7% month on month rebound compared to April, and a year on year drop of just -0.7% compared to May 2021.


May China Port Volume Better Than Expected

Chinese container port volumes rebounded sharply in May, recovering by 7.1% compared to the weak April numbers and a 3.9% gain year on year.


Global Port Congestion Up

Global port congestion increased to 12.4% as at 19 June 2022, with congestion picking up again in Chinese ports especially around Ningbo, Shanghai and Qingdao.

Port Congestion


Global port congestion dropped from 13.1% to 11.1% in the past week, due mainly to the fall in Chinese port congestion.


Top 3 Ports Volume Up MoM

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.


May Volume Up MoM Down YoY

Global port volumes are expected to rebound by 1.5% in May compared to April..... Despite the encouraging rebound, overall volumes in May remain 2.8% lower compared to the same period last year.

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