Export container volume dropped 3.5% while the domestic volume grew 26.4%. The port of Dalian posted a growth rate of over 20%. In November, foreign trading empty container volume increased 23.73% while the loaded container volume declined 9.7%.
Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports dropped 7.65%. The international trading cargo throughput declined 10.53% while domestic volume also fell 4.88%.
Crude oil shipments at major coastal dropped 0.5% year-on-year. Among which, the northern port of Dalian reported a strong surge of 75%.
Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports declined 17.8% while the port inventory grew 0.22%.
In late November, cargo throughput and container volume at three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing grew 6.7% and 25.6% year-on-year, respectively.
For the whole month of November, major coastal ports’ cargo throughput increased 0.8% year-on-year. Container volume of eight major ports increased 5.3%. Demands from manufacturing industry and both overseas and domestic markets all falling in November.
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