Sharp increase in cargo passing through seaports

Sunday, 2020-03-15 14:08:40
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At Dinh Vu port in Hai Phong (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – According to the Vietnam Maritime Administration, the volume of goods passing through Vietnamese ports has grown in the first two months of this year, estimated at nearly 95.7 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 10%.

Container volume was estimated at more than 3.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), an increase of 14% compared to last year.

Though the number of ships docking at Vietnamese seaports has fallen due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the volume of goods passing through the ports has recorded impressive growth.

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho saw a 50% increase in volume due to coal-fired power plants that needed fuel to operate.

The provinces such as Quang Ngai, Quang Tri and Hue also witnessed an increase of between 18-23% in goods volume.

Due to the complicated Covid-19 situation, the Vietnam Maritime Administration said it has been sending updates to port authorities to co-ordinate closely with relevant agencies to control ships, boats and crew members entering and leaving ports.