( – FocusAsia Media Ltd

HAICANG, Aug 1 (FAM) – The Chinese port of Haicang in Xiamen saw first half container throughput rise 20.7 per cent year on year to 3.12 million TEU.

From January to June, import and export volumes totalled 2.49 million TEU, up 21.43 per cent compared to the same period a year earlier. Within this total, imports grew 19.5 per cent to 1.27 million TEU, while exports rose 23.4 per cent to 1.21 million TEU. Domestic trade volumes were up by 4.41 per cent at 632,100 TEU, reported transreporter.