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Total sea cargo throughput in Vietnam 2012-2018

In 2018, the total sea cargo throughput in Vietnam reached about 293 million metric tons. In that year, the regional sea cargo throughput was largest in southern Vietnam with 184.24 million metric tons, followed by 74.08 million metric tons in northern Vietnam, and 34.82 million metric tons in central Vietnam.

Sea cargo traffic in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City port was among the top 20 Asian container ports in terms of cargo capacity. Vietnamese ports handled about 121 million tons of import cargo, 107 million tons of export cargo and 65 million tons of domestic cargo in 2018. In that year, the highest share of port operation revenue was generated from loading and unloading services as well as cargo storage. Besides sea cargo, Vietnam’s ports also handle sea passenger throughput.

Ship fleet in Vietnam

In 2018, the capacity of newly built ships amounted to approximately 480.93 thousand gross tons in Vietnam. Vietnam’s national flag ship fleet had a capacity of 6.64 million dead-weight tons in 2019. With 880 national flag vessels in that year, Vietnam ranked among the top 35 ship-owning countries in the world.

Total sea cargo throughput in Vietnam from 2012 to 2018

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August 2019



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