Container goods via seaports up 22 percent in H1 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Container goods shipped via Vietnam’s seaports still maintained growth in the first half of this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Vietnam Maritime Administration (VMA).

Specifically, the total volume of goods via seaports reached nearly 363 million tonnes in the first six months, up 7 percent annually. In particular, the volume of container cargo grew by 22 percent year-on-year to more than 12.4 million TEUs.

Container cargo for export was almost 4 million TEUs, up 17 percent, while the imported container cargo surged by 26 percent to over 4.1 million TEUs.

Domestic container cargo reached more than 4.3 million TEUs, marking a 24 percent hike.

Statistics by the VMA showed that in the beginning months of this year, several seaports saw high increases in the volume of container goods such as My Tho, up 74 percent; An Giang, up 50 percent; Ho Chi Minh City, over 17 percent; and Ba Ria – Vung Tau 38 percent.

Others reported decreases such as Quang Ninh down 97 percent, Thanh Hoa 60 percent, Can Tho and Binh Thuan 10 percent each./.