Total coal throughput at Qinhuangdao and Shenhua Huanghua ports logged a yearly increase of 7.2% in late July (July 21-31), according to China Ports Association.
Of this, coal handling at Shenhua Huanghua port presented a robust growth of 11.6% compared with a year earlier. Combined coal stocks at the two ports dropped 13.2% year on year during the period.
The ports' cumulative coal throughput grew by 9.1% on the year in July, said the association, but it didn't give specific figures for late July.
Data from sxcoal.com showed the two ports handled a total 12.86 million tonnes of coal in late July, rising 6.62% from the preceding year. Total handling in July increased 7.93% on the year to 35.49 million tonnes.
As of August 6, coal stockpiles at the two ports were combined at 7.63 million tonnes, down by 7.63% from the year prior.
In late July, metal ore handling at key ports monitored by the association increased 8.1% year on year, while portside stocks decreased 6.8%. These ports' total handling increased 9.0% in July.
During the same period, cargo throughput at main coastal ports inched up 1.0% year on year, with that of foreign cargoes down 1.2% while handling at major ports along the Yangtze River down 10.1%.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Jessie Jia)
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