China's cargo, container throughput rises in first two months

Updated: March 21, 2022 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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Aerial photo taken on Jan. 26, 2022 shows cargo ships docking at the Rizhao Port in Rizhao, east China's Shandong Province. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)

BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) -- China's ports recorded growth of cargo throughput in the first two months of the year amid the country's steady economic recovery, data from the Ministry of Transport showed.

Cargo throughput at ports came in at 2.36 billion tonnes in the two-month period, up 2.7 percent year on year, the ministry said.

During the first two months, container handling volume at China's ports expanded by 2.9 percent from a year ago to 43.6 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), the data showed.

Last month, China's ports handled 1.06 billion tonnes of cargo, while container throughput stood at 19.44 million TEUs, according to the ministry. 

Editor: Yang Yifan