In the first two months (January-February) 2020 reports from some world leading ports said a significant drop of throughput. All ports in China experienced a drop. The two leading ports in USA Loss Angeles and Long Beach experienced a doble digit drop in the two months. In Europe, some leading ports also faced similar.
Indonesia’s leading port in both international and inter-island trade Tanjung Priok suffered a 5.13% throughput drop in first two months (January-February) 2020.
Two leading ports in USA, the Port of Los Angeles (LA) and Port of Long Beach also suffered 13% drop year on year, while the second biggest port in USA, Port of Long Beach suffered a 17.9% drop in February.
China ports total throughput in January February reached 34.48 million TEUs, down 10.6% from the same period in 2019. China’s top-10 ports all experienced a drop during the period.
In Asia, meanwhile, almost all ports also faced a drop, except the Singapore. The Singapore recorded a 6.08 million TEUs, a 5.9% increase year on year, making it stay on the top in the world’s busiest port in 2020, overtake Shanghai.
(More detail explanation of the ports’ drop and their expectation for the near future performance, read it in cover story of Indonesia Shipping Gazette April Issue)