Cargo flow through seaports rises again after taking control of COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, 2020-05-28 11:57:23
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The volume of cargo transported through seaports is estimated to reach over 54.6 million tonnes in May. (Illustrative image)
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NDO – The volume of goods handled at Vietnamese seaports reached over 218.5 million tonnes in the first four months of this year, an increase of 6% compared to 2019, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration.

Of the total, the volume of exported goods was posted at over 57.2 million tonnes, up 15%, while the volume of imported goods reached nearly 67 million tonnes, up 7%, with the volume of domestic goods reported at nearly 92 million tonnes, equivalent to the same period in 2019.

The volume of container throughput reached over 6.7 million TEUs in the four-month period, a year-on-year increase of 11%. Of which, over 2.2 million TEUs of containers were shipped through seaports for export, up 9%, while 2.2 million TEUs of containers moved through seaports for import, up 6%, and nearly 2.3 million TEUs of containers were transported for domestic consumption, up 18% over the same period last year.

Several seaports saw a high volume of goods throughput, including Quang Ngai (up 56%) and Quang Tri (up 56%). Meanwhile, the Can Tho, Da Nang and My Tho ports posted an increase of 18-30% over the same period in 2019.

However, some seaports suffered sharp declines in the volume of cargo throughput, including seaports in Quang Nam (down 46%), Kien Giang (down 36%) and Ho Chi Minh City (down 3%).

Meanwhile, the total number of passengers through seaports was reported at over 2 million in the first four months of this year, a year-on-year decrease of 20%.

The Vietnam Maritime Administration estimated that the volume of cargo transported through seaports will reach over 54.6 million tonnes in May, including 14.3 million tonnes of exported goods, up 10%, and nearly 17 million of imported goods, down 4% over the same period last year.