Major Chinese ports container volume up 2%

Volumes rise by 9.1% at Chinese container ports


Container volume at eight major Chinese ports increased 2% year-on-year in late November buoyed by domestic cargo.

Export container volume dropped 3.5% while the domestic volume grew 26.4%.

The port of Dalian posted a growth rate of over 20%. In November, foreign trading empty container volume increased 23.73% while the loaded container volume declined 9.7%.

Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports dropped 7.65%. The international trading cargo throughput declined 10.53% while domestic volume also fell 4.88%.

Crude oil shipments at major coastal dropped 0.5% year-on-year. Among which, the northern port of Dalian reported a strong surge of 75%.

Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports declined 17.8% while the port inventory grew 0.22%.

In late November, cargo throughput and container volume at three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing grew 6.7% and 25.6% year-on-year, respectively.

For the whole month of November, major coastal ports’ cargo throughput increased 0.8% year-on-year.

Container volume of eight major ports increased 5.3%. Demands from manufacturing industry and both overseas and domestic markets all falling in November.

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