Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Volume up over 20 pct at Phnom Penh port

Volume up over 20 pct at Phnom Penh port

Volume up over 20 pct at Phnom Penh port

Cargo volume via the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP), the second-largest state-owned shipping centre, saw a 22 per cent year-on-year increase in the first nine months of 2013, the latest data show. Port officials said the growth rate was buoyed by import and export activity in the garment, agriculture and construction sectors.

Some 85,100 containers moved in and out of the port during the period, a jump from approximately 70,000 through the first nine months of 2012.

“The rise is in response to the growth of the economy in this period, because of the growth in exports of garment and agricultural products,” Eng Veng Sun, PPAP commercial director, said. “Our new terminal, which just launched [in January], is playing a very important role in helping with the rise in cargo traffic right now as we forecast that the existing one couldn’t handle it.”

With Chinese government funds, the PPAP spent more than $28 million on the construction of a new terminal, located in Kandal province’s Kean Svay district, about 30 kilometres from the existing one in Phnom Penh. The nine-month figures, which were released last week, take into account shipping statistics from both terminals.

Most of the imported products were construction materials, consumer goods, raw materials for garments, electronics and vehicles.

Milled rice, other agricultural goods and garment wear continued to dominate Cambodian exports.

MOST VIEWED

  • Ethnic group ‘disappointed’ to be denied French visas to attend court

    Eleven people at the centre of a case involving seven indigenous Bunong villages in Mondulkiri province pursuing legal action in France have expressed disappointment after the French embassy in Phnom Penh denied their visa applications to attend court. A press release said the 11 included a

  • Cambodia nabs 12th place in best retirement destinations

    Cambodia is an expatriate hotspot for those dreaming of living a more luxurious lifestyle at an affordable cost, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019. For the fourth year in a row, Cambodia took the top spot in the Cost of Living category.

  • EU starts EBA withdrawal

    The EU on Monday announced that it has begun the 18-month process of withdrawing the Kingdom’s access to its preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement over “a deterioration of democracy [and] respect for human rights”. However, the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) said

  • PM: War result of foreign meddling

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday that Cambodia’s recent history of conflict was caused by foreign interference. “The wars that happened were caused by provocation, incitement, support, smearing and interference from foreign powers, and the group of ignorant people who pushed Cambodia to