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Philippine ports under the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) registered a throughput of 25.365 million metric tons (mmt) in 2011, up 5.4% from 24.056 mmt in 2010, thanks to strong performance of import cargo.

Foreign import cargo in Cebu, south of the Philippine capital Manila, saw an 18.23% rise in volume to 4.610 mmt against the 2010 total of 3.899 mmt. Bulk cargo falling under this category grew 26.32% to 2.30 mmt from 1.821 mmt while breakbulk cargo soared 41.53% to 573,508 metric tons (mt) from 405,232 mt. Containerized import cargo increased 3.78% to 1.736 mmt from 1.673 mmt.

Foreign export cargo jumped 5.72% to 2.584 mmt from 2.444 mmt, of which bulk cargo represented 1.720 mmt or an 11% increment from 1.549 mmt in 2010. Containerized foreign export cargo, however, declined 3.42% to 864,315 mt from 894,897 mt.

Domestic inbound cargo rose 6.35% in 2011 to 9.596 mmt compared to 9.022 mmt posted in 2010. Of these, bulk cargo accounted for 2.628 mmt or 10.68% more than the 2.374 mmt posted in 2010. Rolling cargo throughput accelerated 12.42% to 1.851 mmt from 1.647 mmt. Containerized cargo posted a 16.96% increase to 2.867 mmt from 1.647 mmt .

Domestic outbound cargoes declined 1.34% to 8.573 mmt from 8.689 mmt. Representing 893,953 metric tons of this category was bulk cargo which saw a 20.20% drop from 1.120 mmt in 2010. Rolling cargo accounted for 1.748 mmt, up 12.84% from the 2010 figure; and containerized cargo, 1.763 mmt from 1.497 mmt or a 17.8% increment.

Of the total 2011 CPA cargo throughput, government ports handled 13.707 mmt compared to 13.111 mmt in 2010. Private ports accounted for 11.657 mmt from 10.945 mmt.


Photo from www.cpa.gov.ph/

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