Cargo via Vietnam’s seaports reach over 689 million tons

Cargo via Vietnam’s seaports up 4%. (Photo:

During the year, the country’s fleet of cargo ships are estimated to transport nearly 160 million tonnes of cargo, marking an annual increase of 3 percent, including 2.6 million TEUs of containers, up 8 percent year-on-year.

Vietnam now has 1,516 seagoing vessels, 1,049 of them are cargo ships with a combined tonnage of around 9.3 million tons. The country now ranks fourth in ASEAN and 30th globally in terms of the number of vessels.

The average age of Vietnamese vessels is 15.5 years, or 5.8 years less than the world’s average.

So far this year, the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre has saved 60 vessels in distress with 765 people aboard, including 13 foreigners this year./.


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