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Container volume at top Chinese ports up 14.2% in early April

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Container volume at eight major Chinese ports increased 14.2% year-on-year in early April, according to the statistics released by China Ports and Harbors Association.

Export container volume increased 15.6% while the domestic volume increased 10.5% in early April. Among which, the port of Xiamen and Shenzhen posted a growth rate of over 30%.

Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports increased 8.1% year-on-year while the international trade cargo throughput increased 2.5%.

Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports slightly increased 10.7% year-on-year. The port of Tianjin posted a growth rate of over 40%. Port inventory increased 31.1% year-on-year.

Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports grew 8.6% while the port inventory increased 10%.

Cargo throughput at three major Yangtze river ports increased 2% year-on-year in early April while the container volume increased 23.7%.

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