GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

BUSAN, Jan 27 (FAM) – Trade ports in South Korea handled a total of 25.948 million TEUs of containers in 2016, according to an announcement made by the nation’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

The total container throughput increased 1% year on year from 25.681 million TEUs, despite the sluggishness in the global economy, the collapse of Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. and other adverse factors. In breakdown, exports and imports improved 4.6% to 15.374 million TEUs in total, but transshipment (T/S) containers decreased 3.8% to 13.012 million TEUs.