Major Chinese container ports volume up 3.8% in early Sept

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Container volume at eight major Chinese ports up 3.8% year on year in early September, according to the statistics released by China Ports and Harbors Association.

Export container volume increased 5.7% while the domestic volume declined 1.8% in early September. Among which, export container volume growth rate of Ningbo Zhoushan port and Guangzhou port exceeded 10%.

Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports dropped 4% year on year while international trade cargo throughput also declined 6.4%.

Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports fell further and posted a decline of 21.4% year on year. 

Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports declined 2.7% while port inventory increased 14.8%.

In early September, cargo throughput and container volume at three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing, declined 5.6% and 10.9% respectively. 

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