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Container volume at major Chinese ports down 1.4% in late Dec 2021

Photo: SIPG View of SIPG container terminal
According to the statistics released by the China Ports and Harbours Association, container volume at eight major Chinese ports declined 1.4% in late December 2021.

Export container volume dropped 0.1% year-on-year, while the inland container volume declined 5.7% in late December. Among which, the ports of Shanghai and Yantian posted over 10% growth rate.

Cargo throughput at major coastal Chinese ports increased 12%, and the export cargo throughput increased 18% year-on-year.

Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports increased 32.5% year-on-year, among which the port of Yantai, Rizhao and Ningbo-Zhoushan posted a growth rate of over 50%. 

Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports increased 12.1% year-on-year, among which the port of Rizhao posted a substantial growth rate of over 175%.  

Cargo throughput at the three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing, declined 31.2% while the container volume increased 7%.

For the whole month of December, cargo throughput at major coastal Chinese ports increased 8.4%, while the container volume at eight major ports slightly up 0.3%. 

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