Vietnam Shipping Agency said that in the first three months of 2018, the volume of goods through the port reached nearly 120 million tons. In particular, container volume reached approximately 4.2 million TEUs, up 14% and 20% respectively over the same period in 2017. Particularly in April, the cargo volume through the port reached nearly 40 million tons Container volume reached nearly 1.4 million TEUs, up 2% and 13% respectively over the same period last year.
Deputy Director of Vietnam Maritime Administration Bui Thien Thu said that ports in the city. Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong have the largest volume from 19.57 to 25.4 million tons. Some areas showed an increase of 309% due to increasing exports of wood chips to China, increased exports of clinker and a new addition to Hop Thinh. Ports in Nghe An, Ha Tinh also increased by 101 – 154%.
According to Thu, in addition to the ports on growth, there are still some seaports in An Giang, Nha Trang have reduced through 35-38% of their exports by halting the export of sand.