Sharp surge in shipments through seaports

Saturday, 2018-09-29 17:25:54
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In the nine-month period, approximately 386 million tonnes of cargo have been shipped through seaports (illustrative image)
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NDO – The volume of cargo transported through Vietnamese seaports has soared over the first nine months of 2018, particularly through the ports in Quang Ninh and Ha Tinh provinces, the Vietnam Maritime Administration has announced.

In the nine-month period, approximately 386 million tonnes of cargo have been shipped through seaports, including 13.3 million TEU of containers, an increase of 18% and 27% respectively over the same period last year.

In September alone, nearly 42.9 million tonnes of cargo were handled at seaports including 1.4 million TEU of containers, up 18% and 30% respectively.

The largest volume of shipments was recorded at the ports in Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau, Quang Ninh and Hai Phong.

In particular, the Vietnam Maritime Administration said that the number of containers handled at Quang Ninh ports ballooned by 161% in the first eight months of this year due to the effective trial run of the container terminal at Cai Lan port.

Other ports saw large annual increases in the volume of cargo including Ha Tinh (up 97%), Quang Nam (up 83.5%), and NgheAn (up 81%).

However, several ports in Kien Giang and Quang Tri provinces reported 32-67% decreases in the volume of shipments.