Cargo throughput at sea ports posts positive growth in January

More than 62 million tonnes of goods were handled at Vietnam's sea ports in the first month of 2021, up 17% on year despite COVID-19.

Of the total figure, container throughput exceeded 2.2 million TEU, an annual increase of 27%.

The Cai Mep – Thi Vai port in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province recorded the highest growth in cargo throughput, at 29%, followed by the Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City ports, at 26% and 27%, respectively.

According to a representative from the Vietnam Logistics Business Association, the volume of goods shipped by sea was affected by not only the pandemic, but also the shortage of ship space and empty containers, and a slowdown in the Vietnamese export market and the global supply chains.

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