Container volume at eight major Chinese ports increased 15.8% year-on-year in early May.
According to the statistics released by China Ports and Harbors Association, export container volume increased 24.2% while the domestic volume declined 4% in early May; the port of Shenzhen posted a growth rate of over 60% while the port of Xiamen posted a growth rate of over 40%.
Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports increased 7.6% year-on-year while international trade cargo throughput increased 11.8%.
Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports dropped 10.4% year-on-year. Port inventory increased 13.7% year-on-year.
Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports increased 23.2%, among which the port of Tianjin posted a substantial growth rate of over 90%; port inventory increased 6.1%.
Cargo throughput and container volume at the three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing, maintained a steady growth with an increase of 18.8% and 24.4%, respectively.