Container volumes at eight major Chinese ports increased 8.9% year-on-year in mid-November, according to the statistics released by China Ports and Harbours Association.
Export container volumes increased 9.5%, while the inland container volume increased 7.4% in mid-November. Among which, the ports of Tianjin, Shanghai, Xiamen and Shenzhen all posted over 10% growth rate while Ningbo-Zhoushan’s maintained a extremely strong growth of 30%.
Cargo throughput at major coastal Chinese ports slightly increased 2%, the export cargo throughput declined 1.3% year-on-year.
Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports dropped 4.4%, and the port inventory increased 25.7%.
Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports increased 2.2% year-on-year, while port inventory declined 4.9%.
Cargo throughput and container volume at the three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing, kept increasing in mid-November, posting the growth rate of 12.1% and 17.5% respectively. Among which, the container volume at Wuhan port sharply increased 85%.