The number of cargo vessels entering or leaving Vietnamese seaports so far this year went down 15 percent year-on-year, mostly those on China – Vietnam route.

However, the total volume of cargo through Vietnamese seaports annually increased by 10 percent to nearly 95.7 million tons in the first two months of this year.

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Container goods were estimated at over 3.1 million TEUs, up 14 percent from 2019.

Can Tho seaport saw a 50 percent surge in customs clearance of goods while others in Quang Ngai, Quang Tri, Hue posted a yearly rise of 18-23 percent.

Also according to the VMA, container goods via seaports increased by 100 percent in Thanh Hoa and 17 percent in Vung Tau, and dropped by 52 percent Quang Ninh and 48 percent in Quang Nam.

Amid the complicated development of COVID-19 outbreak, the VMA has asked seaports to promptly quarantine suspected cases and conduct compulsory health declaration for all crewmembers and passengers before their arrival.

Source: VNA