|The total volume of cargo handled at Vietnamese seaports surpassed 397.5 million tonnes in the first seven months of this year. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Cargo passing through Vietnamese ports rose by 6 per cent in the first seven months of the year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deputy Director General of the Việt Nam Maritime Administration Hoàng Hồng Giang said the total volume of cargo handled at Vietnamese seaports surpassed 397.5 million tonnes since the beginning of 2020.
Of which, the volume of container goods handled at seaports reached over 11.8 million Twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), marking a year-on-year rise of 8 per cent.
In July alone, the figure was nearly 57.8 million tonnes, up 1 per cent, including 1.68 million TEUs of container goods, up 2 per cent from the same period last year.
Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, several seaports still posted two-digit growth in the first half of this year, such as Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Nam Định, Cần Thơ, Thanh Hóa, Thái Bình, ranging from 20 – 72 per cent.
Others saw a significant growth in container goods such as Mỹ Tho up 354 per cent; Thanh Hóa 115 per cent; An Giang 85 per cent and Đà Nẵng, 11 per cent. — VNS