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Cargoes handled at Vietnam's seaports grew 6% in 7 months

16:26 | 21/07/2020

The total cargo volume handled at Vietnam's seaports reached an estimated 397.5 million tons in the first 7 months of 2020; of which container volume posted more than 11.8 million TEU, up 6% and 8%, respectively, compared to the same period last year.

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cargoes handled at vietnams seaports grew 6 in 7 months
In July, the volume of cargo through seaports was estimated at nearly 57.8 million tons (Photo: Dang cong san)

Deputy Director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration Hoang Hong Giang said that in July, the volume of cargo through seaports was estimated at nearly 57.8 million tons, up 1%; including more than 1.68 million TEU of container, up 2% year on year, according to Dang cong san.

The volume of cargo through seaports in the 7 months increased 6% from the same period last year. This is a good growth rate, even as maritime activities have not escaped from the effect of the COVID-19 epidemic,” he said.

cargoes handled at vietnams seaports grew 6 in 7 months
The volume of goods through some seaports still increased (Photo: Vietnam Finance Magazine)

Although maritime activities were not free from the impacts of the Covid-19 epidemic, the volume of goods through some seaports still increased. For example, goods volume through Quang Tri seaport increased 72% due to woodchip exports to China and sand exports to Ninh Binh, Quang Ngai up 44% due to dry goods import.

In addition, some seaports such as Nam Dinh, Can Tho, Thanh Hoa, Thai Binh also have a relatively high increase, from 20-28% over the same period in 2019.

Besides, some seaports have a strong increase in container cargo such as My Tho increased 354%, Thanh Hoa up 115%, An Giang up 85%, Da Nang up 11%, informed Vietnam Finance.

cargoes handled at vietnams seaports grew 6 in 7 months
Maritime activities have not escaped from the effect of the COVID-19 epidemic (Photo: Vietnam Biz)

According to the Vietnam Maritime Administration, the Vietnamese fleet still handles 100% of inland transport by sea, except for some specialized vessels such as liquefied fuel, bulk cement.

The inland freight mainly consists of household goods, food, coal, construction materials, machinery and equipment, containers, and petroleum.

Meanwhile, Vietnam's shipping fleet is in charge of transporting about 10% market share and transport routes to China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.

According to the statistics of the United Nations Trade and Development Forum (UNCTAD), the Vietnamese fleet is the fourth in ASEAN region (after Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia) and the 30th in the world, reported by Vietnam Biz.

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