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Container volume at major Chinese ports up 15% in late April

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SHANGHAI : Container volume at eight major Chinese ports grew 15% year-on-year in late April, with export container volume increasing 17.5%, according to the statistics released by China Ports and Harbors Association.

The port of Ningbo-Zhoushan and Shenzhen posted a growth rate of over 30%.

Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports increased 10.8% year-on-year while the international trade cargo throughput increased 10.9%.

Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports slightly increased 20.8% year-on-year. The port of Yantai posted a growth rate of over 90%. Port inventory increased 25.4% year-on-year.

Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports slightly increased 2.2% while the port inventory increased 6.1%.

Cargo throughput and container volume at the three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing, increased 29.6% and 62.1% year-on-year respectively.

In April, exports and imports of China increased 22.2% and 32.2% respectively. The cargo throughput at major coastal ports up 8.8% year-on-year while the container volume at eight major ports increased 15.1%.

Source : Seatrade Maritime News

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