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Major Chinese container ports volume up 4% in late August

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Container volume at eight major Chinese ports up 4% year on year for late August, according to the statistics released by China Ports and Harbors Association.

Container export volumes increased 4.9% while the domestic volume grow 1.1%. Among which, export container volume at Tianjin port, Shanghai port and Xiamen port all posted a growth rate of over 20%. 

Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports up 4% year on year while the international trade cargo throughput increased 2.5%.

Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports dropped 3.2% year on year, while metal ore shipments declined 10.5%.

In late August, the port throughput at three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing dropped 7.9%, the container volume increased 0.8%.

For the whole month of August, cargo throughput at major Chinese coastal ports increased 0.7% year on year. The container volume at eight major ports increased 4%.

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