This is 8.6 per cent up on the 2.6 million containers in the same month last year, although 5.6 per cent lower than the nearly 3 million containers in May this year.
The latest number brings total container throughput for the first half of 2017 to 16.1 million containers – a 6.4 per cent jump from the 15.2 million containers in the same period a year earlier.
Total cargo tonnage handled last month rose 3.7 per cent to 50.9 million tonnes, while vessel arrivals hit 12,273, a 7.2 per cent increase over the 11,454 in June 2016.
Within the bunker space, however, sales of marine fuels here dropped 6.1 per cent from a year ago to 3.8 million tonnes.
The June quantities also marked an 8.2 per cent decrease from May’s 4.2 million tonnes in sales.