The volume of cargo passing through seaports across Vietnam rose by 19 percent to 431 million tonnes in the first 10 months of 2018, according to Vietnam Maritime Administration (VMA) (Source: www.mt.gov.vn)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The volume of cargo passing through seaports across Vietnam rose by 19 percent to 431 million tonnes in the first 10 months of 2018, according to Vietnam Maritime Administration (VMA).

The volume included 14.8 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) of containers, up 26 percent from the same period last year.

In October alone, seaports nationwide handled more than 43 million tonnes of cargo, up 20 percent year on year.

The biggest growth of freight volume was recorded at ports in the central province of Quang Nam (109.93 percent), followed by Ha Tinh (98.3 percent) and Nghe An (64 percent), said VMA deputy head Bui Thien Thu.

Meanwhile, several ports in Kien Giang and Nha Trang reported sharp declines in freight volume, ranging from 28 percent to 64 percent year on year, he noted.

Vietnam currently has 44 seaports with total design capacity of 470-500 million tonnes of cargo a year. –VNA