CSAV’s volume of transported containers increased 6.8 percent in May over April, but the average revenue per container declined.
The Chilean carrier transported 303,300 20-foot equivalent units of containers in May, compared to 283,900 TEUs in April. May container volume grew 35.7 percent over the same month a year ago.
CSAV’s results for May are similar to those of Neptune Orient Lines, which also reported volume up 9 percent, but with revenue sliding 4 percent in the four-week period ended May 6.
CSAV said the index of average revenue per TEU dropped by 3.3 percent from April, was down by 17.4 percent from May of 2010 and down 5.3 percent from the beginning of this year.