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Fewer containers through global ports

Virtually all of the major international container ports noted a degree of declining growth in 2015, according to a review conducted by the Shanghai International Shipping Institute.

During 2015, the number of containers at ports around the world continued to slide, and in the third quarter the growth clocked in below one percent. Almost all of the major international container ports noted some extent of decreasing growth in 2015, compared to 2014, writes Shanghai International Shipping Institute in its annual Global Port Development Report.

In the Asian region, the growth in container volumes reached two percent in 2015 compared to a growth of six percent in the previous year, while volumes at the ports in the US increased by 2.9 percent compared to the year before.

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