Cargo throughput at Chinese ports hit 11.1 billion tonnes 

Volumes rise by 9.1% at Chinese container ports


China’s cargo and container throughput at the nation’s ports registered steady expansion during the first eight months of this year, hitting 11.1 billion tonnes during the period, a year-on-year increase of 8.4 percent, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Foreign trade cargo throughput at the ports climbed 9.7 percent from the same period last year to 3.34 billion tonnes.

In the same period, container handling volume at China’s ports came in at 203.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), 4.8 percent higher than one year before.

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