Blank sailings hit Chinese container port volumes in early October

CONTAINER volume at eight major Chinese ports declined 7.3 per cent year on year in early October, reports the UK's Seatrade Maritime News.


Export volume fell 9.4 per cent while the domestic volume dropped 0.9 per cent as 20 per cent services between Asia and North America were suspended during September and October to counter falling in rates.


Cargo throughput at major coastal hub ports increased 8.1 per cent, said the report, adding that international trade cargo volume grew 2.5 per cent while domestic volume increased 24.4 per cent.


Crude oil shipments at major coastal ports increased 0.3 per cent year on year. Volume growth at the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan and Rizhao was up 13 per cent.


Metal ore shipments at major Chinese ports increased 1.9 per cent while the port inventory grew 12.9 per cent.


Cargo throughput at three major Yangtze river ports, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing dropped 2.1 per cent while container volume increased 1.4 per cent.


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Blank sailings hit Chinese container port volumes in early October
Blank sailings hit Chinese container port volumes in early October