Container volumes at eight major Chinese ports increased 5.3% year-on-year in mid-August.
According to statistics released by China Ports and Harbors Association, export container volume slightly up 1.6% while the domestic volume increased 17.9%. Among which, the inland container volume of Shanghai increased 27% in mid-August.
Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports increased 4.8% while international trade cargo throughput dropped 0.5%.
Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports declined 0.2% year-on-year. The port of Tianjin posted the highest rise in volume with a growth rate of 53%.
Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports increased 0.7% while the port inventory grew 22.69%.
Due to a heatwave and lower than normal rainfall, shipping channels of Yangtze river were narrowing, negatively affected cargo transportation along Yangtze river. Cargo throughput at three major Yangtze River ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing, declined 1.9% while the container volume increased 8.8% in mid-August.
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