GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

SEOUL, Nov 1 (FAM) – Total container throughput at trade ports in South Korea decreased 0.8% year on year to 2.098 million TEUs in total in September, according to an announcement made on Oct. 27 by the nation’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

In detail, exports and imports increased 3% to 1.263 million TEUs in total, but transshipment (T/S) containers declined 6.3% to 818,000 TEUs due to the shutdown of several Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. services and other factors.