Cargo through seaports rises 3 per cent in four months

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 10:06

The Cai Lan Port in the northern province of Quang Ninh. — Photo

Seaports in the country handled more than 236 million tonnes of cargo during the first four months of 2022, up 3 per cent from the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration (VMA).

The volume of container cargo reached about eight million TEUs during the period, up 2 per cent year-on-year. The figure includes 2.8 million TEUs of imports which saw a significant increase of 8 per cent compared to a year earlier.

The VMA noted that in April alone, the volume of cargo through seaports totalled 59 million tonnes, up 3 per cent. Container cargo hit some two million TEUs, a hike of 2 per cent from 2020.

Several coastal provinces experiencing major growth in cargo volumes comprise northern Quang Ninh (11 per cent), central Quang Nam (19 per cent), southern Dong Nai (8 per cent), and north-central Thanh Hoa (6 per cent). — VNS

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