Container volume at eight major Chinese ports increased 18.1% year-on-year for late February as factories returned to work after Chinese New Year.
Export container volume increased 26.7% while the domestic volume declined 2% in late Feb. Among which, the port of Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan and Xiamen posted a growth rate of over 30%.
Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports increased 10.2% while international trade cargo throughput increased 2.1%.
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Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports dropped 7.4% year-on-year while the port inventory also declined 1.2%.
Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports increased 7.2%, among which the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan posted a growth rate of over 30%.
In late February, cargo throughput and container volume at three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing, increased 19.9% and 13.2%, respectively.
For the whole month of February, cargo throughput at major Chinese coastal ports increased 2.5% year-on-year, while the container volume at eight major ports increased 2.8%.
(Source from Seatrade Maritime News.)