Ships, goods through Cai Mep-Thi Vai cluster up 2 pct in 2021

Thursday, 2022-01-13 11:23:43
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NDO/VNA - Due to the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the total number of ships passing through seaports in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province in 2021 decreased, but that through its Cai Mep-Thi Vai port cluster alone still increased in both the number of vessels and the volume of goods compared to those in 2020, according to the Vung Tau Maritime Administration.

Specifically, the total number of ships passing through seaports in the province was more than 90,100, down 5 percent year-on-year, but that through Cai Mep-Thi Vai only reached about 11,300, up 2 percent.

The total volume of goods through local seaports was more than 113 million tonnes, up 0.37 percent, in which that through Cai Mep-Thi Vai hit nearly 105 million tonnes, up 2 percent year-on-year. In particular, the total volume of container cargo through this cluster reached about 8.35 million TEU, up 11 percent against the previous year.

Notably, in 2021, Cai Mep-Thi Vai port cluster received more than 1,320 large container ships, from over 80,000 DWT to 214,000 DWT, a year-on-year rise of 1 percent.