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Major Chinese Ports Container Volume Back to Growth in Late April

Container volume at eight major Chinese ports increased 5.8% year-on-year in late April following the operational resumption of factories and ports, especially in Yangtze river delta region.

Export container volumes increased 4.9% while domestic volumes were up 8.5%.

The container handling capacity of Shanghai port was gradually improving and the volume in late April was 8.5% higher than the amount in mid-April.

Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports increased 1.5% while international trade cargo throughput dropped 1.1%.

Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports were up 11.1% year-on-year in late April. Among which the ports of Rizhao and Dalian posted a growth rate of over 30%.

Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports increased 5%, among which the ports of Tianjin and Ningbo-Zhoushan posted a growth rate of over 15%.

In late April, cargo throughput and container volume at three major Yangtze River ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing, increased 6% and 5%.

Affected by the covid-outbreaks inland, eight major Chinese ports’ container volume slightly increased 0.3% year-on-year for the whole month of April. Among which, the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan and Shenzhen maintained a growth rate of over 10%.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News

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