Ba Ria-Vung Tau: Container cargo through ports rise by 38 percent in 5 months hinh anh 1A container vessel at the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The total volume of goods passing through seaports in the southern port province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau reached nearly 48.28 million tonnes in the first five months of this year, up 9 percent year-on-year, according to the Vung Tau Port Authority.

It said the volume of container cargo through the local seaports rose by more than 38 percent, despite impacts of COVID-19.

The ports welcomed nearly 40,000 ship arrivals from January-May, up 12 percent year-on-year. This includes 6,169 ships taking domestic routes.

The province now has a total of 60 port terminals, 25 of which are located on Cai Mep – Thi Vai River, 22 on Dinh River, one in Con Dao, and 10 offshore oil terminals.

The Vung Tau Port Authority is cooperating with local authorities to undertake preventive measures against the coronavirus to ensure safety for crewmen, said Director Le Van Thuc./.