NDO – The volume of cargo moving through Vietnamese seaports in the first 11 months of this year is estimated to have reached 630 million tonnes, an increase of 5% over the same period last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Vietnam Maritime Administration, the total includes 20 million TEUs of container throughput, a rise of 12% over the same period in 2019.
However, in November alone, the volume of cargo transported through seaports is estimated to have been over 57.2 million tonnes, down 3% over the corresponding period last year, including over 1.8 million TEUs of container throughput, down 5%.
November is the second consecutive month that cargo shipped through seaports has declined. The volume of cargo through seaports in October was posted at 57.6 million tonnes, down 2%, including 1.8 million TEUs of container throughput, down 1% compared to the same period last year.
The decrease in volume of cleared goods is mainly attributable to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration.
Several seaports saw high increases in the volume of handled cargo including seaports in Quang Tri, Quang Ngai, Can Tho, My Tho, Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa and Thai Binh.
However, the number of passengers through seaports in the first 10 months of this year fell sharply by 25% over the same period in 2019.
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