The port of Shanghai in China handled 2.23 million TEU container throughput in September, surpassing Singapore’s 2.15 million TEU.

The port’s throughput capacity increased by 3% in the month.

Singapore, however, has so far handled 18.94 million TEU compared to Shanghai’s 18.24 million TEU.

Chinese ports have recorded their highest monthly throughput in September while most major ports outside China suffered a fall in box traffic during the month compared to August.

The remainder of the top five container ports worldwide suffered volume declines in September.

Including Hong Kong, total container throughput at the top 11 Chinese box ports amounted to 10.89 million TEU in September, the highest container traffic volume recorded this year.