Volume of goods through seaports up 6% in eight months

Statistics from the Vietnam Maritime Administration showed that despite being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the total volume 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%.

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A container ship docks at Cai Mep - Thi Vai Seaport

The volume of container cargo reached nearly 14 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), up 8% 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%.

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

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

VNA