( – FocusAsia Media Ltd

BEIJING, Jul 21 (FAM) – COSCO Shipping Ports’ throughput increased 14 per cent year on year in June to 7.4 million TEU, a third of the gains – 1.5 million TEU – driven by company ports outside of mainland China.

Even laggard regions such as the Pearl River Delta cluster of ports achieved volume growth of 13 per cent to 2.3 million TEU from two million TEU in June 2016.