Volume of goods through seaports increases

Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 14:41

A container ship docks at Cai Mep - Thi Vai Seaport.— Photo vietnamnews.vn

Statistics from the Viet Nam Maritime Administration showed that despite being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the total output of goods through Vietnamese seaports reached nearly 485.3 million tonnes in the first eight months of this year, representing year-on-year growth of 6 per cent.

The volume of container cargo reached nearly 14 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), up 8 per cent respectively over the same period last year.

The container cargo reached more than 1.7 million TEUs this month, a year-on-year increase of 7 per cent.

Some seaport areas saw high growth in the volume of goods, such as Quang Tri Port with more than 73 per cent increase, and Quang Ngai over 43 per cent.

The seaport areas in Nam Dinh, Can Tho, Thanh Hoa, and Thai Binh also saw increases of between 20 per cent and 32 per cent over the same period last year. — VNS

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