|A ship docked at Cái Mép – Thị Vải port. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Due to the adverse impacts of COVID-19 , the total number of ships passing through seaports in Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Province decreased in 2021. However, the number using Cái Mép – Thị Vải increased in both the number of vessels and the volume of goods compared to those in 2020, according to the Vũng Tàu Maritime Administration.
The total number of ships passing through seaports in the province was around 90,100, down 5 per cent year-on-year, but Cái Mép – Thị Vải port accounted for about 11,300 of these, up 2 per cent.
The total volume of goods passing through seaports was at more than 113 million tonnes, up 0.37 per cent. Cái Mép – Thị Vải hit nearly 105 million tonnes, up 2 per cent year-on-year. In particular, the total volume of container cargo through the port reached about 8.35 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), up 11 per cent against the previous year.
In 2021, Cái Mép – Thị Vải port cluster received more than 1,320 large container ships, between 80,000 to 214,000 deadweight tonnage, a year-on-year rise of 1 per cent. — VNS