May. 2, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Shanghai
International Port Group Co<600018
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The company's revenue rose 16.7% year on year to RMB 5.98 billion in the first three months.
In the first quarter, the company's container throughput climbed 3.5% year on year to 7.54 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), slowing from a 12.3% growth in the same period of 2011. Shanghai
International Port earlier reported a net profit of RMB 4.72 billion for 2011, 12.79% less than in the previous year.
The company realized RMB 21.78 billion in operating revenue last year, reflecting a growth of 13.99% year on year.