- Export cargo hit over 106 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 9%
- Import cargo stood at roughly 133 million tonnes, up 2%
- Container goods handled reached about 14.7 million TEUs, a 21% year-on-year increase
The total volume of cargo handled at Vietnamese seaports is estimated to reach more than 425 million tonnes in the first seven months of 2021, up 6% over the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration (VMA).
Of the figure, export cargo hit over 106 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 9%, while import cargo stood at roughly 133 million tonnes, up 2%. The handling of domestic goods neared 184 million tonnes, up 7% 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% year-on-year increase.
VMA statistics also showed a sharp rise in the volume of cargo through ports in Thai Binh province (up 65%), Dong Thap (up 56%), Quang Ngai (up 38%), Hai Phong (up nearly 16%), and Ho Chi Minh City (up nearly 9%).
Strong growth was also seen in the volume of container goods through seaports in Vung Tau (up 41%), Ho Chi Minh City (up 16.46%), and Hai Phong (up over 19.8%).
Photo by Pho Nhay