Ships and goods through Cai Mep – Thi Vai port up 2 per cent in 2021

Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 07:31

A ship docked at Cai Mep – Thi Vai port. — VNA/VNS Photo

Due to the adverse impacts of COVID-19 , the total number of ships passing through seaports in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province decreased in 2021. However, the number using Cai Mep – Thi Vai increased in both the number of vessels and the volume of goods compared to those in 2020, according to the Vung Tau Maritime Administration.

The total number of ships passing through seaports in the province was around 90,100, down 5 per cent year-on-year, but Cai Mep – Thi Vai port accounted for about 11,300 of these, up 2 per cent.

The total volume of goods passing through seaports was at more than 113 million tonnes, up 0.37 per cent. Cai Mep – Thi Vai hit nearly 105 million tonnes, up 2 per cent year-on-year. In particular, the total volume of container cargo through the port reached about 8.35 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), up 11 per cent against the previous year.

In 2021, Cai Mep – Thi Vai port cluster received more than 1,320 large container ships, between 80,000 to 214,000 deadweight tonnage, a year-on-year rise of 1 per cent. — VNS

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