Over 425 million tonnes of cargo handled at seaports in seven months

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021 15:09

The volume of container goods handled at seaports reached about 14.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 21-per cent year-on-year increase. — VNA/VNS Photo

The total volume of cargo handled at Vietnamese seaports is estimated to have reached more than 425 million tonnes in the first seven months of 2021, up 6 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Viet Nam Maritime Administration (VMA).

Of the figure, export cargo hit over 106 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 9 per cent, while import cargo stood at roughly 133 million tonnes, up 2 per cent. The handling of domestic goods neared 184 million tonnes, up 7 per cent year-on-year.

In particular, the volume of container goods handled at seaports reached about 14.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 21-per cent year-on-year increase.

VMA statistics also showed a sharp rise in the volume of cargo through ports in Thai Binh Province (up 65 per cent), Dong Thap (up 56 per cent), Quang Ngai (up 38 per cent), Hai Phong (up nearly 16 per cent), and HCM City (up nearly 9 per cent).

Strong growth was also seen in the volume of container goods through seaports in Vung Tau (up 41 per cent), HCM City (up 16.46 per cent), and Hai Phong (up over 19.8 per cent). — VNS

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