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Lower growth in the world's ports

The world's ports experienced a gradually declining growth in 2014. This development is caused by factors such as continued weak recovery in global economy and trade along with the downturn in the dry bulk market, reports Shanghai International Shipping Institute.

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Throughput growth in the world's ports declined steadily last year as the global economy and trade only experienced a slight and gradual recovery.

The growth in handled volumes in the world's ports fell to 4.3 percent in 2014, from 5.1 percent last year.

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