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Major Chinese ports container volume up 8.3% in late Sept

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Container volume at eight major Chinese ports increased 8.3% year-on-year in late September.

Among which, the export container volume of Dalian port posted a growth rate of over 50% while Shanghai port posted a growth rate of over 20%.

Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports up 6.5% year on year while international trade cargo throughput increased 11.7%.

Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports up 14.3% year on year while metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports dropped 2.2%.

Three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing, posted a growth rate of 2.7% for cargo throughput, however, the container volume declined 7.6%.

In September, cargo throughput at major coastal ports declined 4.1% year on year, and the container volume of the eight major ports also dropped 0.9%, mainly caused by bad weather.

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