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Vietnam’s seaports handle 733 million tons of cargo in 2022

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Cargo throughput of Vietnam’s seaports in 2022 has amounted to 733.18 million tons, a 4% increase against 2021, said Hoang Hong Giang, deputy head of the Vietnam Maritime Administration.

Exports have reached 179.07 million tons, down 3%, and imports have totaled 209.26 million tons, a 2% decrease, while domestic cargo amounted to 342.79 million tons, rising 12% over last year.

The total volume of container goods put through the seaports has amounted to about 25.09 million TEUs, up 5% compared to 2021.

According to the Vietnam Maritime Association, the 4% rise in cargo throughput at the seaports is the lowest growth rate in recent years.

Representatives of the Vietnam Maritime Association attributed the slow growth of cargo throughput to the late resumption of local enterprises’ manufacturing and export-import activities and the zero-COVID policy of China.

Despite the slow growth, Vietnam’s seaport activities have been highlighted by the fact that three seaports in Haiphong, HCMC and Ba Ria – Vung Tau are listed in the top 50 seaports with the highest cargo throughput in the world in 2022.

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