Fujian, China, Ports Unfazed by Container Trade Dip
Port of Xiamen, in Fujian (located opposite Taiwan) lifted 2.06 million TEU from January to April this year, an increase of 11.82 per cent year on year, Xinhua reports.
Overall cargo tonnage of the port grew 5.86 per cent to 52.33 million tonnes.
In April, Xiamen handled 573,200 TEU, up 18.06 per cent year on year. The overall monthly tonnage increased 16.77 per cent to 15.48 million tonnes.
During the first four months, Fujian's main seaport handled a total of 3.11 million TEU of containers, up 10 per cent. Cargo tonnage increased 16.7 per cent to 15.48 million tonnes.
In the same period, another major port of Fujian, Fuzhou port, handled 538,400 TEU, up five per cent. Its throughput tonnage increased 13.2 per cent to 33.02 million tonnes.